A New Chart of the Straits of Sunda, from the Manuscript of the Dutch East India Company...


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Place Published: London
Publisher: Laurie & Whittle
Date Published: 1799

Description: Sea chart. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 23.75" x 33 7/8".

Comments: Beautifully detailed chart of the southern tip of Sumatra, the Strait of Java and part of Java. Includes rhumb lines, depths, shoals, a compass rose and an inset map: "Zutphen or Hounds Islands, off the East side of Hogs Point, enlarged." The coast lines are further illustrated with with several topographical cross sections. Published in "The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator, on One Hundred and Eighteen Plates: Containing a Complete Collection of Charts and Plans, &c..." (plate 95). Maps are based on the 1745 French "Neptune Oriental" by Jean Baptiste Nicolas Denis d'Apres de Mannevillette. The later English editions include additions by Captain Henry Smedley, Captain Parker and Captain John Hall. With its beautiful and unusual visual approach, this incredibly scarce sea chart is rarely available for sale. Minor offsetting and some chipping. Full original margins.

Binding: unbound
Condition: very good
Language: English
Type: Maps

Book ID: 220061

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