Perim Island in the Red Sea. An antique chart printed in 1874, with an ownership stamp of Bucknall Steamship Lines
Stock Number: 2592
£180.00 or best offer
An unused British Admiralty sea chart of this island in the southern part of the Red Sea
33 x 25 inches
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
Printed in 1874 with further updates to 1900, this antique sea chart of Perim Island is in excellent condition. It has ghosting marks due to its age of 120 years, and includes a shipowner’s hand stamp above the title showing that it belonged to the Bucknall Steamship Lines Ltd.
Henry Bucknall & Son was formed in London in 1742 as cork merchants and used chartered ships. They started shipowning in 1851 and in 1891 formed the British & Colonial Steam Navigation Co. In 1893 Edward Lloyd of Bucknall Bros. together with Union Line formed the American & African Line to operate passenger and cargo services between New York, Cape Town and Calcutta. 1895 Bucentaur SS Co. was formed to cater for trade to Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Due to financial problems, John Ellerman was sold a controlling interest in the company in 1908 and in 1914 the company was renamed Ellerman & Bucknall Steamship Co. After 1973 all constituent Ellerman companies were combined into Ellerman City Liners which in 1987 became Cunard-Ellerman.
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