Table Bay on the south west coast of Africa. An antique sea chart first printed in 1857

Table Bay on the south west coast of Africa. An antique sea chart first printed in 1857

Stock Number: 1920


A British Admiralty sea chart of Table Bay & Cape Town


38 x 25 inches



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Bookshop, Maritime, Maritime Books, Navigational instruments, Other Maritime Antiques


For sale is this antique British Admiralty sea chart of Table Bay showing Cape Town and Robben Island. It was first published in 1857 and has been further updated to 1892. There is some edge damage top & bottom and this has been repaired on the reverse. The chart is yet another one from the library of Bucknall Steamship Lines, Ltd. Unused and unmarked except for age marks.


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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GB Marine Chart Services

Marine Chart Services is owned by Michelle Clarke, a former Merchant Navy officer and Captain of the yacht owned by the MD of British Caledonia Airways until it was sold. Marine Chart Services was established in 1986 and has an enviable reputation around the world for selling high quality vintage & antique nautical charts. Further stock can be found at We are always looking for good quality pre 1960 British Admiralty charts to buy or sell for you.

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