C1903

[ITALY] Mediterranean Italy – Genoa

Rare Hydrographic chart of the important port of Genoa, Italy based on the French surveys made in 1853. With detailed soundings and notes. Has manuscript notes in red ink. The regular updating of Hydrographic charts by the Hydrographic Office was … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[ITALY] Mediterranean Italy – Genoa

Date:

C1903

Engraver:

Davies & Company 

Condition:

Repaired tear at lower left sheet edge 15mm into map area, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

623mm 
x 475mm

Paper Size: 

673mm 
x 495mm
AUTHENTICITY
[ITALY] Mediterranean Italy - Genoa - Antique Map from 1903

Genuine antique
dated:

1903

Description:

Rare Hydrographic chart of the important port of Genoa, Italy based on the French surveys made in 1853. With detailed soundings and notes. Has manuscript notes in red ink.

The regular updating of Hydrographic charts by the Hydrographic Office was to ensure that commanders of ships, pilots and other mariners were able to have the most to up to date information available to safely navigate foreign waters and ports as new information of changes to sea depths, sand bars, wrecks or other any other pertinent nautical information that could hinder passage became available. As updated charts were offered for sale, the earlier outdated charts in the hands of mariners, pilots, ships owners and sailors were invariably discarded, subsequently making all British Admiralty issued hydrographic charts of the period rare.

George Henry Richards FRS (1820 - 1896)

Richards was a hydrographer of the Royal Navy from 1864 to 1874. He was the second British commissioner to the San Juan Islands Boundary Commission and a hydrographer on the coast of British Columbia in from 1857–1862. He was responsible for the selection and designation of dozens of place names along the British Columbia coast. In 1864 he was appointed hydrographer and held that position until 1874 when he retired. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in June 1866, knighted in 1877, made Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1881 and became an admiral in 1884.

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