The Firth of Clyde in Scotland,surveyed and navigated by M.Mackenzie Sen.r.
Publish'd as the Act directs Jan.y 23.d 1776.
Engraved sea chart. Three sheets conjoined, total 780 x 1270mm, 30¾ x 50". With original binding folds, top edge chipped.
Orientated with north to the left, this chart shows the outer reaches of the Firth of Clyde: Stranraer, Loch Ryan and the northern tip of the Rhinns of Galloway, Arran and the southern tip of the Kintyre peninsula. With two 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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