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George Gauld's survey of the Coast of West Florida from Pensacola to Cape Blaise
This beautiful survey was described by Gauld himself in February 1767 as 'the only one I have been able to finish to my own satisfaction'
|Size Of Original:||69" w x 32" h|
|Paper Type||Innova Smooth Cotton 315gsm|
George Gauld spent several hard months preparing the data for the compilation of this magnificent survey and he was, justifiably, proud of his efforts when he dispatched it to the Admiralty on the 8th February 1767.
Since completing his original survey of Pensacola Harbour in late 1764, Gauld had spent several months expanding his survey area to the entire bay around the coast of Pensacola and the unexpected arrival in Pensacola in May 1765 of the Commander in Chief of the Jamaica Station, Admiral Sir William Burnaby gave rise to the opportunity for the newly acclaimed surveyor to spread his work further afield. Burnaby commissioned Gauld to start a survey of Espiritu Santos, or Tampa Bay, on the west coast on the Florida Peninsular with immediate effect. It was to be just one of many trips Gauld would make along the crescent shaped coast of West Florida between Pensacola and Tampa.