British Admiralty Hydrographical Office

Antique Chart for the Coast of Tunisia Africa

Fratelli Rocks to Mahedia. Fratelli Rocks to Cape Carthage by Captain G.S. Nares and the Officers of HMS Newport 1869; C. Carthage to Mahedia by Commander Wilkinson and the Officers of HMS Firefly 1865.

DESCRIPTION: Antique British Admiralty working navigation chart for the Coast of Tunisia, Africa from the Fratelli Rocks west of Bizert ( Benzert ) extending southeastward past Tunis, Cape Carthage, Cap Bon, the Gulf of Hammamet, Monastir, and terminating near Mahedia. Detailed soundings and countour lines. Unlike many nautical charts this example provides good topographical detail extending well into the interior especially in the area of the Cape Bon peninsula.

With a purple inked stamp from the charts's owner with the vessel's name and home port: 'Vapor Jose Gallart, Barcelona' . The steamship Ramon Alonso R. was originally launched in 1898 by British shipbuilder Elder and Dempsey. She was sold in 1901 to Catalan shipping firm A. Folch y Cia who renamed her the 'Jose Gallart'. (Source: Vida Maritima.)

CREATOR: British Admiralty Hydrographical Office



BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean Sea

CONDITION: Good.  Dark, contrasty lithograph with interesting hachured interior topography. Moderate browning. No major condition issues, loss, holes or tears. Ample margins for framing.

COLORING: None except a few lighthouses identified with red dots and yellow highlights.

ENGRAVER: J & C Walker

SIZE: 25 " x 36 "


PRICE: $175


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