Cuba - Cabanas Bay
By MAYNE, Anthony de , 1822

Porto de Cavanas Surveyed by Anthony de Mayne R.N. in 1816.

America South America
  • Author: MAYNE, Anthony de
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Capt Hurd RN Hydrographer to the Admiralty
  • Publication date: 21st Dec 1822.
  • Physical description: Engraved map
  • Dimensions: 285 by 190mm. (11.25 by 7.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11634


Rare Admiralty chart of Cabanas Bay, Cuba.

The survey was carried out by Admiralty surveyor Anthony de Mayne (fl.1815-28), aboard HMS Landrail. He would later become Master of H.M.S. Kangaroo, a survey brig purchased in 1818 in the West Indies. Re-rigged as a ship in 1823 and wrecked off Cuba in 1828. De Mayne was court-martialed for the loss the ship, but was later restored to his post. He was evidently well respected as Captain William Steetz in ‘Instruction Nautique sur Les Passages a L’Ile de Cuba et au Golfe du Mexique…’, 1825, singles him out for particular praise.

John Walker, founding member of the Royal Geographic Society, was a leading mapmaker and engraver working in London in the first half of the nineteenth century. He is known to have produced numerous charts for James Horsburgh and the Admiralty.