Admiralty charts of the Yucatan coast
By BARNETT, Commander Edward , 1839

Yucatan Coast, Mugeres Harbour; Yucatan Coast, Cape Catoche.

America South America
  • Author: BARNETT, Commander Edward
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty
  • Publication date: 1839.
  • Physical description: Engraved charts.
  • Inventory reference: 11611


A pair of rare Admiralty charts of the Yucatan coast.

Edward Barnett (1799-1879) entered the Royal Navy in 1811, quite probably before his twelfth birthday. He rose steadily through the ranks, retiring as an Admiral in 1877. Barnett worked in the Hydrographic Department from 1830 to 1833, before venturing into service in the Americas between 1835 and 1846. During this time, he led the survey of the Coast of Central America and the Bahamas, first aboard the Jackdaw, which was lost on an uncharted reef off Old Providence, and later as the Commander of the Lark and the Thunder.

John and Charles Walker, founding members of the Royal Geographic Society, were leading mapmakers and engravers working in London in the first half of the nineteenth century. They are known to have produced numerous charts for James Horsburgh and the Admiralty.

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