Norie's chart of the south coast of England
By NORIE, John William , 1816

A New Chart of part of the South Coast of England extending from The Downs to Spithead, Drawn from the latest Surveys. By J.W. Norie Hydrographer, &c. 1816.

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  • Author: NORIE, John William
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Published as the Act directs, by J.W. Norie & Co. at the Navigation Warehouse and Naval Academy No.157, Leadenhall Street
  • Publication date: 1816.
  • Physical description: Hand-coloured engraved chart, dissected and mounted on linen, in two sections, inset charts of Spithead, new Shoreham harbour, and Newhaven, numerous inset coastal profiles, soundings, and compass roses, folding into green cloth slipcase with green morocco label.
  • Dimensions: 670 by 1620mm (26.5 by 63.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1950


Norie’s chart of the south coast.

John William Norie (1772 – 1843) was a mathematician, hydrographer, chart maker and publisher of nautical books. His most famous work was the ‘Epitome of Practical Navigation’ (1805), which became the standard work on navigation and went through many editions. Norie began his career working with William Heather, who ran the Naval Academy and Naval Warehouse in Leadenhall Street from 1795, which sold navigational instruments, charts, and books on navigation. Norie took over the Naval Warehouse after Heather’s retirement and founded the company J.W. Norie and Company in 1813. After Norie’s death the company became Norie and Wilson, then in 1903 Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson.