British Admiralty Hydrographical Office

1925

Awesome Chart of Vancouver Island Washington Territory

North America … West Coast … VANCOUVER ISLAND and Adjacent Shores of British Columbia Surveyed by Captain G.H. Richards, R.N. … 1865

DESCRIPTION: Very fine British Admiralty chart of Vancouver Island, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, San Juan Islands, the Washington Territory, Bellingham. An early 20th century copper-engraved chart with very fine detail. The topography and presentation are based on an earlier edition from the mid-19th century, with corrections as noted. With six fine inset elevation views of the coast.

"North America … West Coast … VANCOUVER ISLAND and Adjacent Shores of British Columbia Surveyed by Captain G.H. Richards, R.N." … First published by the Admiralty on Sept 25, 1865. Large corrections in 1890 and 1900 with last correction in 1925.

'Sir George Henry Richards (1820 –1896) was hydrographer to the British Admiralty from 1864 to 1874. After joining the Royal Navy in 1832, Richards was a hydrographer on the coast of British Columbia in 1857–1862 and was the second British commissioner to the San Juan Islands Boundary Commission. Richards is responsible for the selection and designation of dozens of placenames along the British Columbia coast.

Richards conducted surveys in the Pacific Northwest aboard the survey ships Plumper, and later the Hecate. As second commissioner for the maritime boundary, he was tasked with a detailed survey of the waters between Vancouver Island and the American mainland, to help determine the location of the international boundary through the San Juan Islands. The survey was completed in June 1858.' (Dictionary of Canadian Biography. http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=6394).

CREATOR: British Admiralty Hydrographical Office

PUBLICATION DATE: 1925

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Canada

BODY OF WATER: Strait of Juan de Fuca

CONDITION: Very Good.  Clean. Nice example. Solid and heavy paper. Small (3/4") repaired marginal tear at bottom centerfold.

COLORING: None except yellow orange highlights for aids to navigation.

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SIZE: 38 " x 25 "

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PRICE: $875


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