Murdoch Mackenzie (1712–1797) was a Scottish hydrographer and cartographer. He is known for his survey of the Orkney Islands; the subsequent maps, known as the ‘Mackenzie Charts,’ are still in use. He is also credited with the invention of the station pointer, a navigational tool that preceded the marine sextant and chronometer.
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- The South Isles of Orkney, with the Rocks, Tides, Soundings &c. Surveyed and Navigated by Murdoch Mackenzie
A landmark survey of the South Orkneys featuring pioneering work in the use of triangulation.Cartographer(s): Murdoch MackenziePlace/Date: Edinburgh (?) / 1750$1,600 Add to cart