Reiner, Ignatius

Rare chart of the Strait of Gibraltar by Reiner with tides and currents

A Chart of the Strait of Gibraltar with its tides, currents, etc. Most respectfully dedicated to His Excellency General Sir George Don Knight Grand Cross of the most hon[ora]ble Military Order of the Bath, of the Royal Guelphic Order, and of the Royal Order of Military Merit in France. Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief during 9 Y[ea]rs of the Garrison of Gibraltar, &c, &c, &c.

DESCRIPTION: A very rare chart by Ignatius Reiner, a chart of the Strait of Gibraltar published by Reiner and by John Purdy in 1824. Rare, the only recorded holding of the chart is at the British Library, London and no sales of any printed chart by Ignatius Reiner are recorded in the AMPR. With a small inset chart of the Bay of Tangier.

Reiner describes himself as "Pilot of the Schooner Pacifico, charged with the correspondence between Gibraltar and Barbary, in the years 1818, 19, 20, &c."

Upper left and right with tide tables for the European coast and the African coast respectively. Engraved by Alex Findlay, Pentonville, London. Attribution at bottom reads:
"Published by the author Ignatius Reiner, at Gibraltar; and for him by John Purdy, Took's Court, London. 1st Dec. 1824."

Well-executed mid 20th-century conservation with the chart laid to fresh linen and protected via a thin-film lamination process to both recto and verso.

CREATOR: Reiner, Ignatius



BODY OF WATER: Strait of Gibraltar

CONDITION: Good.  Linen backed. Thin-film laminated. Smooth reflective surface. Lightly age-toned. Lays flat. Left margin narrows to ~ 3/8". Spots at far top left. No holes or losses.


ENGRAVER: Alex Findlay

SIZE: 21 " x 28 "


PRICE: $3000


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