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Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown, Barbados
This delightful survey of Carlisle Bay, Barbados, is full of detail and information to rival the best of charts.
|Size Of Original:||w 22" x h 15"|
|Paper Type||Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm|
This charming little chart was drawn as the initial draft for a second, reduced size chart of Carlisle Bay. It is drawn on Watermark paper: J Whatman with crest, dated 1809. There is also a note written on the reverse side which states that the charts was received July 1815, communicated by Admiral Harvey'.
The survey shows the coastline of the South West corner of the island and it includes a great deal of information including; hydrography, anchorages, lead-lines, sand banks, rocks and reefs. A scale of 1 inch to 100 fathoms is also provided. The coastline detail is no less informative as it marks all of the buildings and settlements along that shore: Fort Grenville and Fort James to the north west of Bridgetown are marked along with Willoughby's fort on the Harbor of Bridgetown. Fort Ormonde to the south east on the coast between Bridgetown and Fort Charles at Needhams Point along with the army barracks in land along with St Ann's Castle.