Nicaragua - Mouth of the Rio San Juan
By PEACOCK, George , 1833

San Juan de Nicaragua by Mr. George Peacock Master of H.M.S. Hyacinth 1832.

America South America
  • Author: PEACOCK, George
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty
  • Publication date: 18th Feb 1833.
  • Physical description: Engraved chart.
  • Dimensions: 280 by 366mm. (11 by 14.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11605


Rare Admiralty chart of the mouth of the Rio San Juan in Nicaragua.

The survey was carried out by George Peacock Master of H.M.S. Hyacinth. The Hyacinth was 18 gun Royal Navy sloop, comissioned to the West India Station on 12th January 1830. During her 42-year career, she was stationed in the West and East Indies from 1829–41, took part in the First Opium War from 1841–42, and from 1843-46 was stationed off the west coast of Africa in the suppression of the slave trade. After being reduced to 14 guns in 1848, she later became a coal hulk at Portsmouth before being broken up in 1871.

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.