An Actual Survey Of The Varne And Ridge; Taken By Order Of John Macriide, Esq. Rear Admiral Of The Blue And Commander In Chief In The Downs Etc. Etc.
by His Most Obedient And Obliged Humble Servant Christopher Collins Of H.m. Ship Cumberland 1793.
A very good clean example.
Published by Laurie and Whittle, 58 Fleet Street, 12th. May,
Copper-engraved sea chart, 20 x 27 inches with approximately 1 inch margins. Uncoloured as issued,Title within decorative cartouche, The chart shows the land between South Foreland Light and Dungeness. Folkestone church is marked 'Now White Washed by the desire of Admiral Macbride'. The lights are shown in silhouette. The Varne and the Ridge sand banks are marked with the names of each vessel riding on the banks during the Survey. The chart a traversed by Rumm lines and a compass rose.
A very scarce chart with one of the first accurate surveys of these two mid Channel Sand Banks.
[Stock No. 25019]