POLAND – BALTIC COAST: Baltic Coast of Prussia. Sheet IV. From the Royal Prussian Survey. With corrections to 1889. Jershöft Light to Rixhöft Light.
Author: J. &. C. WALKER.
Place and Year: London, Hydrographic Office of the Admirality 1894.
Technique: Zincography (Very Good, margins with tiny tears and stains) 66 x 101 cm (26 x 39.7 inches).
This fine sea chart embraces the Polish Baltic Coast from Jarosławiec, in what is now the West Pomeranian (Zachodniopomorskie) vovoidship all the way west to the resort city of Puck in the Pomeranian (Pomorskie) vovoidship. The seas feature detailed hydrographic information, such as bathymetric soundings, the locations of shoals and hazards, the nature of the sea floor and magnetic declination. On the shore, the locations of lighthouses are heightened in orange. Forests, highlands, lakes, towns and railways are depicted, while the chart is embellished with several attractive pictorial vignettes of major landmarks.
The survival rate of such working sea charts is remarkably low, as the vast majority perished due to heavy use aboard ships.
The map was made by Hydrographic Office of the Admirality in Londo in 1855. This is a corrected version from 1894.
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