The original of this black and white chart by Captain Sheringham dates from 1851. It focusses on The Solent and the northern half of the Isle of Wight from The Needles to Nab Tower. A nice feature of this chart are the various artist impressions of the local landmarks.
The Nab Tower was a tower planned for anti-submarine protection in The Solent in World War I. It was sunk over the Nab rocks east of the Isle of Wight to replace a lightship after the war, and is a well-known landmark for sailors as it marks the deep-water eastern entry into the Solent.
The Solent divides the mainland from the Isle of Wight. It is a major shipping route for passenger, freight and military vessels. It is also an important recreational area for yachting and hosts Cowes Week annually.
The Isle Of Wight is probably the most recognisable island shape in the world, probably because of its popularity as a recreational area being so close to London. The Solent, with some treacherous areas like the Needles channel and the various banks are the subject of many tales and adventures. As a 3D chart this is a very popular piece.
- Location: Isle of Wight and The Solent, UK
- Chart: Admiralty, UKHO, classic B&W
- Surround lighting: Yes
- Frame: Black, 600*400mm