Holden, George

1843

Approaches to Liverpool 1843

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Approaches to Liverpool. 1850. Part of "Holden's Original Pocket Almanack and Tide Tables for 1851".

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Scarce, well illustrated, and very 'nautical' chart of Liverpool Bay and the Mersey estuary with the entrance to the Mersey River. An unusual, information-dense navigational chart from 1843 of the Mersey Estuary packed with details on buoys, lights, channels, range markers, soundings and sailing directions. The chart is surrounded by enlarged profile views of lights, lightships, and range marks to aid in their identification. Working clockwise from top right these objects include: Bootle Marks, Rock Light, Leasowe Light, N.W. Formby, N.W. Lightship, Formby Lightship, Crosby Lightship, Bell Beacon, Hoylake lower and upper light, Bidston Light, New C. Mark, Crosby Light, Point of Ayre Light, and S.E. Mark.

Verso with a view attributed to B.C. Watts showing the arrangement of general communications signals about the lighthouses, made by hoisting flags, pendants, or balls to poles each with a specific purpose.

CREATOR: Holden, George

PUBLICATION DATE: 1843

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: England

BODY OF WATER: Liverpool Bay

CONDITION: Fair..  Map is detached but in good condition with no tears or holes. Trimmed to neatline.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: J.B. Leatherbarrow

SIZE: 10 " x 9 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 

PRICE: $


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