Gulf of Mexico - Cayos Arcas
By WALKER, J[ohn] , 1826

Plan of the Baxo de las Arcas in the Gulf of Mexico. From a Spanish Printed Plan.

America South America
  • Author: WALKER, J[ohn]
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty
  • Publication date: 6th June 1826.
  • Physical description: Engraved chart.
  • Dimensions: 205 by 240mm. (8 by 9.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11613


Rare Admiralty chart of the Cayos Arcas, in the Gulf of Mexico.

The title states that the chart was copied from a ‘Spanish printed Plan’, this refers to the ‘Portulano de la America Setentrional’ a work published by the Spanish Admiralty in 1809, and containing 111 charts of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. A second edition of the pilot was published in 1818 with 121 charts.

John Walker, founding members 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.