The Channel between Sky I. and the Lewis;surveyed and navigated by M.Mackenzie sen.r.
Engraved sea chart. Two sheets conjoined, total 680 x 1020mm, 26¾ x 40", With original binding folds.
A sea chart of the passageway between Skye and Lewis, important as the main route to northern Scotland within the Outer Hebrides. Orientated with north to the left. 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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