Antique Print-SEA-MEXICO-YUCATAN-MERIDA-CAMPECHE-Office Admirality-Walker-1882

Subject: Antique print, titled: ''Central America. Gulf of Mexico Sheet 1. Coast of Yucatan and the Campeche Bank.'' - Detailed sea chart of the coast of the Mexican province Yucatan. This region includes Campeche, Merida and Cancun, the island Cozumel and the reef Arrecife Alacranes. The map shows many depth soundings around the coast, currents, sand ridges, etc. Lighthouses along the coast are indicated with coloured dots.
Condition: Very good, given age. Short top and bottom margins. Two small tears in the lower margin and one in the right margin (none affecting image, all closed with acid-free archival tape). Some soiling in the margins, and a pencil line in the top right image corner. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Engraving on wove paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 68.1 x 50.3 cm. The image size is ca. 63.7 x 46.7 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 26.8 x 19.8 inch. The image size is ca. 25.1 x 18.4 inch.
Part Number: 64388
Location: Lade1-217 @PCO
Description: Published by the Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty, and sold by J.D. Potter. Originally published in 1844, but with many later corrections, published September 1882.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'J. & C. Walker' after an anonymous artist. John, Alexander and Charles Walker, known collectively as J & C Walker (active 1820-95), were engravers, draughtsmen and publishers working through the 19th century. The firm is best known for its work on the maps issued by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. However, they also engraved a large number of maps for the British Admiralty , as well as issuing several important maps of India and multiple issues of the Royal Atlas.