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A Superb Antique Sea Chart of the Bahamas and South Florida.

Richly detailed, rare blueback sea chart covering the Bahamas, northern Cuba, South Florida, and the Florida Keys.  Imray's chart is unusual for its significant focus on the Bahamas in its inset maps, with very large plans of Nassau and New Providence.

The map is rich in bathymetric data, particularly in the soundings in the three insets of the Florida Keys.


From the top, clockwise, the map includes the following insets:

  • Anchorages at the West Side of Crooked Id.
  • New Providence &c.
  • Anchorage on the S.W. Side of Acklin Island
  • Nassau
  • Puerto de Las Nuevitas.
  • Sketch of Cardenas [Unsurveyed]
  • Havana
  • Tortugas Cay
  • Sketch of Matanzas [Unsurveyed]
  • Cay West
  • North-East Part of Florida Reef


The present blueback is rare; we find no other copies in RBH, OldMaps, nor OCLC.

We have had one other similarly rare Imray chart of roughly the same area:

Condition Description
Blueback sea chart. Some loose vertical folds flattened, one (that intersecting Key West) with a few neatly repaired small holes barely affecting the image. A small abrasion southeast of Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas.