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Number: 3980
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Misratah, Sousah, Libya, Susah, Ben Ghazi,
Year of Origin: 1838
Title: Chart of the North Coast of Africa, from Misratah to Marsa Sousah
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 43.2
Width: 58.4
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 1,100,000
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Smyth
Frederick William Beechey
Engraver: J & C Walker
Publisher: Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty
Other Contributors:
Northernmost Latitude: 33.0
Southernmost Latitude: 30.0
Westernmost Longitude: 15.0
Easternmost Longitude: 22.0
Measurement Notes: on map
Notes: [Old World Auctions] This scarce chart from the Hydrographical Office of the British Admiralty is by Captains William Henry Smyth and Frederick William Beechey. It covers the coast of Libya, spanning from Misrata to Susah. Place names and topographical detail appear along the coastline. There are depth soundings and bottom types in the Mediterranean. The chart includes six inset charts: Marsa Boureigah; Gharah Rocks; Ben-Ghazi; Marsa Sousah - Antient Apollonia; Marsa Zafran - Probably Aspis; and Tolmeitah - Antient Ptolemais. Below the title is the seal of the Hydrographical Office. First published in 1826, corrected to 1838. Captain Smyth (1788-1865) was something of a polymath; in addition to his role as an officer in the Royal Navy, he was also a hydrographer, astronomer, numismatist, author, translator, and an enthusiastic participant in numerous intellectual circles. Beechey (1796-1856) is best known for his important expedition to the northwest coast of North America, when he surveyed around the Bering Strait, named Point Barrow , discovered a harbor near Cape Prince of Wales, and found a number of islands in the Pacific Ocean. Engraved by J. & C. Walker.
Last updated: Mar 11, 2022