Auction 119, Lot 497

"A Chart of St. George's Channel and Coasts of Ireland, &c. Constructed & Drawn from the Latest Observations and Surveys", Hobbs, J. S.

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1882 (dated)


Color: Black & White

47.5 x 49.5 inches
120.7 x 125.7 cm

Gorgeous blue-back sea chart of the coastal waters of Ireland and the western coast of Britain from Scotland down to Devon. The map contains a huge amount of information, including soundings in fathoms, notes on hazards and the composition of the ocean floor. There are numerous notes on lighthouses and harbor lights, which are all hand colored in yellow and red. The map is inset with the following details: Part of Bunbeg, Gola Islands, Port Rush, The Maidens, Lough Strangford, Ardglass, Sligo Bay, Lough Carlingford, Killough, Dublin Bay, Kingstown, Dunmore, Cork Harbor, Waterford, Valentia Harbor, Port Barrow and Liverpool Bay. This sea chart was published by Charles Wilson, of J. W. Norie and Wilson.


Condition: A

This chart is in near fine condition for a working sea chart of this type. It has a few stains in Liverpool Bay and St. George's Channel, as well as a couple penciled navigational notes, but otherwise it is very sound and does not have any of the marginal tearing common to these maps.

Estimate: $800 - $1,100

Sold for: $600

Closed on 5/9/2007