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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