Title: Admiralty Chart : British Naval Hydrography in the Nineteenth Century. 1stUK in dj.
Publisher:  Hollis & Carter, London, 1967,
Seller ID: 96535
RITCHIE, G.S. The Admiralty Chart : British Naval Hydrography in the Nineteenth Century. London : Hollis & Carter, (1967). First Printing. Pp [i]-xi,(1),-388, frontis + 8 pp plates. Maps. Index. 8vo, grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "In this book, Rear Admiral Ritchie describes just what has lain behind the compilation of those charts- the organisation, the development of surveying techniques, the expeditions and above all the personalities. Drawing on his own experience as a naval surveyor as well as on the fullrange of the Admiralty archives, he conveys very clearly to the reader the mystique of the surveying service; and he shows how this mystique marks of f the men of the survey ships from those serving in men-o'-war...and from merchant sailors." -from the dj (not with this copy). Contents : 1. Dalrymple Becomes the First Hydrographer of the Navy. 2. Men and Methods: Hydrographic Surveying at the End of the Eighteenth Century. 3. Vancouver in the North-East Pacific. 4. Broughton in the North-West Pacific. 5. Terra Australis. 6. Flinders' Circumnavigation of Australia. 7. Hurd: The First Naval Office Hydrographer. 8. Owen Commences His African Survey. 9. The African Survey Completed. 10. The North-West Passage. 11. Parry of the Arctic as Hydrographer. 12. Magellan's Straits. 13. High Noon: Beaufort as Hydrographer. 14.The Voyage of the Beagle. 15. Belcher. 16. Home Waters. 17. Arctic and Ant arctic. 18. War and Washington. 19. The Antipodes. 20. Richards and the Rise of Oceanography. 21. Evans and the Importance of Magnetism. 22. Wharton and Scientific Surveying. Ex-library (spine label, inkstamps, bookplates), else good. 50.00