Turk Islands - Salt Cay Banks
By DE MAYNE, Anthony , 1826

A Survey of Salt Key Bank By Anthony de Mayne R.N. 1825.

America South America
  • Author: DE MAYNE, Anthony
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty
  • Publication date: 14th June 1826.
  • Physical description: Engraved chart.
  • Dimensions: 215 by 290mm. (8.5 by 11.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11616


Rare Admiralty chart of the Salt Cay Banks, Turk Islands.

The survey was carried out by Anthony de Mayne (fl.1815-28), 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.