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Man of War and Elbow Keys with the Reef, and Channel to Man of War Anchorage.

A detailed and delightfull manuscript survey of an important region of the Bahamas by Anthony De Mayne, Admiralty Surveyor

Chart Information
Reference: A526
Date 1817
Hydrographer/Surveyor/Artist: Anthony De Mayne
Size Of Original: w 21" x h 23"
Paper Type Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm

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Anthony De Mayne, the Admiralty surveyor charged with surveying the Outer Abaco Islands, reached Marsh harbour and its outer keys in 1817. He makes the comments that Man of War and Elbow Reef are 'the most dangerous part of North Abaco' and that in strong winds 'ships find it very difficult to keep off the shore on account of the strong indraught over the reef'. The surveyor, despite the artistic presentation of his chart is doing his job. His soundings, marking of the reefs, shoals, sand-banks and other obstacles to the passing sailor are clearly done with a view to presenting the most accurate picture of how to survive in some of the most treacherous waters in the Bahamas.

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Man of War and Elbow Keys with the Reef, and Channel to Man of War Anchorage.
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