Indian Ocean (Blueback)
This four-foot long 136 year old blueback nautical chart from James Imray and Son covers from the Cape of Good Hope to Western Australia, and extends as far south as Kerguelen Island. Daily manuscript navigational track plotted in pencil for passage around the Cape to Bay of Bengal in 1876 and return by the bark "Jeekelet?". Seven insets of ports, passages and islands.
Nautical chart with yellow publishers label on verso for James Imray and Son , London with a stated price of 8s. Large, white decorative seller's label opposite on verso for "Bristol Observatory and Chronometer Depot" from the shop of Edwin Langford (est. 1826) Chronometer and Watch Maker, 53 Quay. The label states that along with sextants and quadrants they were "adjusters of iron ships compasses" and promotes the navigation school conducted by Mr. White at 46 Price Street.
BODY OF WATER: Indian Ocean
Chart completely intact with original edging, blue backing, and 2 cloth ties. Supple paper light tanning. No tears or holes. Scattered foxing and small stains in ocean and extreme lower left. Better condition than many modern charts
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