Wilson, Charles

Blueback Chart of the East Coast of England Dungeness to Newcastle

East Coast of England from Dungeness to Newcastle in Four Sheets

DESCRIPTION: Eight feet long. Ninety-three inches of blueback sea chart covering the English east coast. Four sheets joined. Highlights of this huge blueback chart include dozens of yellow dots highlighting the lighthouses and the inset drawings of lighthouses and other navigational aids. More than one dozen inset port plans and river entrances, large scale. You need this in your man cave!

With blue paper backing as issued. During the 1800's there was a trend toward publication of very large small-scale charts with large-scale insets of key passages and harbors. This made it possible for mariners to replace perhaps a half-dozen or more charts with just one. The practice was adopted as much for economics as any other reason. Charles Wilson (as the successor to Norie and Company) was one of a handful of British publishers who specialized in these charts which were often backed with canvas or linen cloth or heavy blue paper in order to help them withstand the frequent use and abuse aboard ship, hence the term "blueback chart".

Published by: "Charles Wilson (Late J.W. Norrie and Wilson) at the Navigation Warehouse and Naval Academy, 157 Leadenhall Street." London.

CREATOR: Wilson, Charles



BODY OF WATER: English Channel

CONDITION: Good.  Left 8 inches of the chart show evidence of light and environmental damage as that portion was the closest to the surface of the rolled chart. The rest is excellent. On blue paper as issued.

COLORING: None, except a few lighthouse are highlighted in yellow.


SIZE: 93 " x 36 "


PRICE: $900


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