Red Sea - Sheet 3. No. 8c.
Standard issue, 710 x 860 mm. Scale 1:71,920.
Nautical chart of the Red Sea from Mersa Denebh to Kunfida in Saudi Arabia, and from Abú Dara to Trinkitat in Sudan, prepared by the British Admiralty. With six inset maps of Lith, Jelajil, and Kunfida, as well as Khor Delwen, Khor Shinab, Mersa Ar-Rakiyaí, as well as four mountain views.
The chart shows a vast portion of the Red Sea, featuring the Farsan Bank and the Suakin Group, as well as dangerous reefs covering large parts of the shores. Among the most prominent labelled cities are Jiddah, Lith, and Kunfida in Saudi Arabia, as well as Port Sudan and Suakin in Sudan.
The British Admiralty has produced nautical charts since 1795 under the auspices of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (HO). Its main task was to provide the Royal Navy with navigational products and service, but since 1821 it has also sold charts to the public. The present chart was composed after Admiralty surveys of the 19th century; it was first published in 1873 and saw several corrections up to 1937.
With a single fold. A few manuscript notes. Captioned in print and in a former collector's hand on verso.