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  AMERICA 
 West Indies 

OWEN, Richard, BARNETT. E. & SMITH, Thomas. [A detailed 19th Century sea chart of Andros in the Bahamas]
The Grand Bahama Bank from Great Isaac to 23º 40' N. Latitude. Washington D.C.: Hydrographic Office, 1871. 960 x 660mm, on linen as issued, with Eugene F. Medinger's seller's label. Some creasing of edges, a few signs of age.
A detailed chart of Andros, the largest inhabited 'island' of the Bahamas, although broken up by inlets and mangrove swamps. Commander Richard Owen of the Royal Navy surveyed the area between 1836 and 1842, with the Admiralty publishing his chart in 1844. This American edition was first published in 1869, with this example updated to 1861. Eugene F. Medinger was an nautical instrument maker at 115 Broad Street, New York, but his wife achieved a great fame. In 1895 she was struck by a Brooklyn Heights Railroad trolley car, dragged 60 feet and beheaded. Despite being the 105th person to be killed by the company's cars, the manner of her death was too much: charges of manslaughter were brought and the jury found the company 'did feloniously, and culpably, carelessly and negligently kill'. Eugene got $7,500 damages.
[Ref: 18289]    £1,200.00 ($1,528 • €1,339 rates)


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