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George Gauld's Plan of the Bays of Pensacola and Mobile with the Sea Coast and Country adjacent
One of the most imporant and historic charts of West Florida, produced by surveyor George Gauld
|Size Of Original:||45" w x 32" h|
|Paper Type||Innova Smooth Cotton 315gsm|
The first of the surveys which went toward the compilation of this chart was that of the Bay of Pensacola. It was in fact the very first survey the newly appointed George Gauld undertook upon his arrival in West Florida in August 1764. The first survey was updated over the years and also formed the basis for J. F. W. Des Barres's 'A Chart of the Bay and Harbour of Pensacola', in the 1780 edition of his Atlantic Neptune. On return from the second part of the survey, of Mobile Bay, after May 1768, Gauld would have compiled this chart from all of his survey material dating back to 1764.