Surveyed and Navigated by M.Mackenzie Sen.r.
Publish'd as the Act directs Sept.r 5th 1776.
Engraved sea chart. Two sheets conjoined, total 730 x 1030mm, 28¾ x 40½". With original binding folds, top edge chipped.
The central islands of the Outer Hebrides, with Benbecula and North Uist. 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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