Rare Maps by Cartographer William Fitzwilliam Owen
William Fitzwilliam Owen (1774 – 1857), officer in the Royal Navy, commanded the mission of the sloop Leven and brig Barracouta in mapping the entire east African coast from the Cape to the Horn of Africa. When Owen completed his mission in 1826, having covered some 30,000 miles of coast, he returned to England with 300 new charts.
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Chart of the East Coast of Madagascar, including the Mauritius, Seychelle Islands and c.
A charming representation of a grim reality: nautical chart of East Madagascar marked-up to document an extended whale hunt.Cartographer(s): British Admiralty Hydrographic Office, John Walker, Rare Maps by Cartographer William Fitzwilliam OwenPlace/Date: London / 1846$1,650 Add to cart