1867 Norie and Wilson Nautical Chart or Map of the Canary Islands and Maderia. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Title: A Chart of the Canary Islands Including Maderia.
Description: An exceptionally beautiful 1867 James Norie and Charles Wilson nautical chart or maritime map of the Canary Islands and Madeira, including part of western Africa. As a whole the map offers excellent detail with inland topography on all of the islands as well as countless depth soundings throughout. There are three inset detail maps in the lower left quadrant focusing on Arrecife, Funchal, and Santa Cruz. There are an additional seventeen land profile charts filling the upper right and lower right quadrants. The title is set in an elaborate typeface just outside the map's upper border.
The Canary Islands were a popular stopping point for ships traveling between Europe and the Americas. By the time this map was made, Madeira was known around the world for its fine desert wines, among the most popular luxury beverages in the Western Hemisphere throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Blueback nautical charts began appearing in London in the late 18th century. Bluebacks, as they came to be called, were privately published large format nautical charts known for their distinctive blue paper backing. The backing, a commonly available blue manila paper traditionally used by publishers to warp unbound pamphlets, was adopted as a practical way to reinforce the low-quality paper used by private chart publishers in an effort to cut costs.
The earliest known blueback charts include a 1760 chart issued by Mount and Page, and a 1787 chart issued by Robert Sayer. The tradition took off in the early 19th century, when British publishers like John Hamilton Moore, Robert Blachford, James Imray, William Heather, John William Norie, Charles Wilson, David Steel, R. Laurie, and John Hobbs, among others, rose to dominate the chart trade. Bluebacks became so popular that the convention was embraced by chartmakers outside of England, including Americans Edmund March Blunt and George Eldridge, as well as Scandinavian, French, German, Russian, and Spanish chartmakers.
Blueback charts remained popular until the late 19th century, when government subsidized organizations like the British Admiralty Hydrographic Office and the United States Coast Survey, began issuing their own superior charts on high quality paper that did not require reinforcement. Cartographically this map is based on the work of J.
It was engraved by Charles Wilson, of'Norie and Wilson,' a nautical publishing firm based at 157 Leadenhall Street, London. Size: Printed area measures 27.5 inches high by 34.5 inches wide. Cleaned and re-backed with fresh linen. Split with slight loss repaired.If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged.
Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper.
We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item "1867 Norie and Wilson Nautical Chart or Map of the Canary Islands and Maderia" is in sale since Thursday, August 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps".The seller is "geographicusmaps" and is located in 11221. This item can be shipped worldwide.