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Description

Rare chart of Florida and the Bahamas, published in London by James Imray & Son.

Remarkably detailed charting of the southern half of Florida, northern Cuba, and the Bahamas. Imray fills the chart with a remarkable amount of navigational information including soundings, reefs, rocks, and shoals, as well as navigational routes, currents and extensive notations.

The topographical detail in south Florida is quite remarkable, surpassing any sea chart we have seen. It would appear that this chart would serve as the model for the Norie & Wilson chart issued in 1857.

A few lighthouses are marked with yellow and red, as is typical on Imray charts.

Inset maps include:

  • Bahia Honda
  • Havana Harbor
  • Nuevitas
  • Douglas Road
  • Nassau Harbor

Rarity

This chart is apparently very rare. We were not able to locate another example at auction or in dealer catalogs.

OCLC lists no examples of the chart.

Condition Description
Minor soiling. 2 sheets, joined.