Catalog Archive
Auction 156, Lot 418

"North Atlantic", Imray, James

Subject: North Atlantic

Period: 1890 (dated)


Color: Black & White

62.6 x 40.1 inches
159 x 101.9 cm

This large and well engraved blue-backed chart centers on the Atlantic and depicts eastern North America, northern South America, western Europe, and northwestern Africa. It is filled with details including soundings, currents, hazards, trade winds, monsoons, notes on hurricanes and the Gulf Stream, and more. There are several views and four large insets, featuring Faial-Pico Channel, Horta and Porto Pim bays, Funchal Bay, and Bermuda. There is good information along each of the continents' coasts, but little inland detail. An additional panel at right includes a track chart, a magnetic chart, a tidal chart, and four charts detailing the winds by season. The lighthouses are marked in original hand color in red and yellow. On three joined sheets.


Condition: B

A dark impression with moderate show-through of the blue backing, light damp stains and toning, a tear at right that has been closed on verso, manuscript notations, and a few edge tears that enter the neatline at bottom. The margin is trimmed to the neatline at top right as issued.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/17/2016