"[Lot of 2] A Correct Chart of the English Channel Engraved for Malham's Naval Gazetteer [and] A Correct Chart of the Irish Sea, with St. George's Channel, Engd. for Malham's Naval Gazetteer", Malham, John (Rev.)
Subject: English Channel, Irish Sea
Period: 1795 (dated)
Publication: Malham's Naval Gazetteer
Color: Black & White
This lot features two small charts of the seas surrounding the United Kingdom. They were engraved by Neele for Rev. John Malham (1747-1821), a writer and teacher of navigation, for a British edition of The Naval Gazetteer; or, Seaman's Complete Guide.
A. A Correct Chart of the English Channel Engraved for Malham's Naval Gazetteer, (12.3 x 7.8"). This elegant chart centers on the English Channel and identifies many towns and cities, smaller islands, soundings, anchorages, and bottom types. England is shown as far north as London, while the French coastline extends from Calais to south of Brest. Bristol Channel, River Thames, the Seine, and the Straits of Dover all appear. A compass rose capped with a fleur-de-lis and radiating rhumb lines lies at center. Condition: A nice impression issued folding with light offsetting and toning along the sheet's edges.
B. A Correct Chart of the Irish Sea, with St. George's Channel, Engd. for Malham's Naval Gazetteer, (7.5 x 9.5"). This handsome chart focuses on St. George's Channel and the Irish Sea, located in between Ireland and Great Britain. There is good coastal detail, with counties, towns and cities (including Dublin), shoals, and hazards shown. The Isle of Man appears along with smaller islands. The water is crossed with rhumb lines radiating from a compass rose capped with a fleur-de-lis. Condition: Issued folding with faint offsetting, minor scattered foxing, and hints of toning along the sheet's edges. There are small worm holes in the top blank margin.
References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #251, Vol. I-9 & 11.
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