Dominican Republic - Puerto de Plata
By OWEN, Commander Ricahrd , 1831

Puerto de Plata, on the North Coast of Haiti By Commander Richd. Owen R.N. in H.M.S. Blossom, 1830.

America Caribbean
  • Author: OWEN, Commander Ricahrd
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty
  • Publication date: 5th May 1831.
  • Physical description: Engraved chart.
  • Dimensions: 330 by 230mm. (13 by 9 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11657


Rare Admiralty chart of Puerto de Plata, Dominican Republic.

The survey was carried out by Commander Richard Owen, aboard H.M.S. Blossom. The Blossom was a 18-gun Cormorant-class sloop-of-war. She was built in 1806 and is best known for the 1825–1828 expedition under Captain Beechey to the Pacific Ocean. She explored as far north as Point Barrow, Alaska, the furthest point into the Arctic any non-Inuit had been at the time. She was finally broken up in 1848.

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.