The Coast of Ireland, near Belfast Loch; with the opposite Coast of Scotland:Surveyed and Navigated by M.Mackenzie Sen.r.
Publish'd August 25th 1775.
Engraved sea chart. Two sheets conjoined, total 730 x 1030mm, 28¾ x 40½". With original binding folds, top edge chipped.
Orientated with north to the right, this chart shows the top of the Irish Sea, with the Rhinns of Galloway and the coast of Northern Ireland with the outer reaches of Belfast Lough. 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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