The North Coast of the Isle of Man; with the Bay of Luce in Scotland;surveyed and navigated by M.Mackenzie Sen.r.
Engraved sea chart. Three sheets conjoined, total 720 x 1280mm, 28¾ x 50½". With original binding folds.
Orientated with north to the left, this chart shows Peel and Ramsey on the Isle of Man, the Rhinns of Galloway south of Port Patrick, Glenluce and Whithorn (here 'Whitehoren'), site of the first recorded Christian church in Scotland. With three coastal profiles. Murdoch Mackenzie (1712-1797), born on Orkney, was employed by the Royal Navy to chart waters of the west of Scotland, Ireland and Wales. After 20 years' work the resulting charts were published by Mackenzie himself as 'A maratim survey of Ireland and the west of Great Britain', in two large folio volumes. The charts of the nororiously treacherous waters of western Scotland remained the best available for over a century.
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