The Island of Ascension, 1845 edition. An original antique British Admiralty sea chart

The Island of Ascension, 1845 edition. An original antique British Admiralty sea chart

Stock Number: 1691

£250.00 or best offer

An historic antique chart of The Island of Ascension owned by Bucknall Steamship Lines Ltd


18 x 25 inches



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

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


This fine antique chart of the Island of Ascension shows the original ship-owners hand stamp just above the title (see photo). Published in 1845 with updates to 1899 this nice chart is unused and unmarked.

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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