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NAME: CORK NAUTICAL CHART                     Item Description            Back to list of Collections


Reference Code: IE BL/SC/CNC
Title:    Cork Nautical Chart
Dates: 1775
Level of description: Item
Extent: 1 item


IE BL/SC/CNC was gifted by the Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man to UCC Library in 1998.


The chart shows the coastline along Cork County between Cable Island and Galley Head, including details of Cork Harbour and its islands. It was surveyed by M. MacKenzie Snr.

See also other nautical charts in the Bantry Estate Collection


Access: Available by appointment with the Archives Service to holders of UCC Readers tickets.

Language:    English

Finding Aid:  Item Description (see below)


1        5 Aug 1775

Printed nautical chart of “The South Coast of Ireland from Cable Island to Gally Head surveyed and navigated by M. MacKenzie, Senr.” with a scale of 6 English miles, and a diagram of the magnetic meridian and true north. The map does not include any table grid but has various numerical figures and letters along the coastline representing information of nautical significance. Interesting is the depictions of human habitation – Cork, Cove {sic} and the fort nearby, Kinsale and Charles Fort, and the island off Clonekilty {sic} (Inchadoney Island). Printed on the top left hand corner is “Chart IV see page 8”. Printed along the bottom of the map is “The Stream of Tide along this part of the Coast runs not above one Mile an hour when strongest, except near Head Lands, where Spring Tides run about Three Miles an Hour.” Also on reverse are mss pencil numerical calculations.

59.5cm x 128cm

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Author: Carol Quinn, Archivist, UCC Library, University College Cork

Last updated: 08 March 2016

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