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ME711 - Plan of Muskat (Muscat) Cove

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A fascinating manuscript survey of Musket (now Muscat) harbor and cove in the hand of the surveyor, W. Layman. Alexander Dalrymple, the hydrographer for Admiralty, published this survey in 1797, in the East India Pilot.
  • 1787

This beautiful watercolour survey of the harbour and port of Muskat, dates from December 1787. The manuscript shows soundings within the harbour, along with anchorage and a shipwreck. On the points either side of the entrance to the harbour fortifications are shown, as one might expect of such an important seaport at the time. Commanding the cove are a number of significant fortifications, including a watchtower and the town of Muskat itself.

 

The survey includes a large 'view' of the harbour, as seen from 'Fisherman's Rock' at 15 fathoms. The major fortifications and the town are again shown, as are a number of traditional vessels, clearly indicating the importance of the port at this time. In the lower right of the survey is a small view of Muskat Island, W5 Leags.

 

 

Size of Original
h13.9" x w11.2"
Author

W.Layman

Date
1787

ME711 - Plan of Muskat (Muscat) Cove

ME711

A fascinating manuscript survey of Musket (now Muscat) harbor and cove in the hand of the surveyor, W. Layman. Alexander Dalrymple, the hydrographer for Admiralty, published this survey in 1797, in the East India Pilot.

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