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A Chart of the Bahama banks, with the Adjacent Islands

This rare, and unusual chart was published in London by David Steel at his Navigation Warehouse in London. It is especially unusual for its orientation which depicts North to the East-southeast.

Chart Information
Reference: A521
Date 1800
Hydrographer/Surveyor/Artist: David Steel
Size Of Original: w 55” x h 33”
Paper Type Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm

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The chart is likely laid out in this orientation as much for artistic reasons and any. By 1800 British map and Chart making was at its peak with publishing houses in London especially vying to produce the most attractive and informative material for consumption by the armchair strategist, politician and investor in the most leading commercial city of the world.

The orientation is reminiscent of early Spanish and Dutch charts which would not just take latitude from their home ports but also orientate to show the direction from their ships would approach the American continent. In many respects this makes complete sense as the reader is given a view of approach. Thereafter, it is senseless as a tool for navigation through the Bahama channels going north or south, to or from the Cuba, the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico up to St. Augustine, Savannah, Charleston, New York and beyond.

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