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LAURIE, R. & WHITTLE, J. - Plan of the Straits of Banca...

LAURIE, R. & WHITTLE, J. - Plan of the Straits of Banca...
Plan of the Straits of Banca... - LAURIE, R. & WHITTLE, J.
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Title : Plan of the Straits of Banca....
Map maker : LAURIE, R. & WHITTLE, J..
Date : London, 1796.
Size : 18.7 x 13.0 inches. / 47.5 x 33.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :Rare nautical chart from "The country East-India Pilot" pulished in 1799 by Laurie & Whittle.

Fantastic copper engraved map of Isle of Banca and part of Sumatra, in large scale with superb geography and exact details. Shows depth soundings, anchoring places, ships tracks, annotations like "a dangerous shoal omitted in almost all the charts", bays, islands, coastal profiles,...

Decorated with a large title cartouche. With nice hand coloring!

Great importance to the East India trade! A hard to find collectors item!
Condition : Very good impression printed on quality hand-laid paper. Some faint soiling, generally very clean map. Small crack to lower left corner. Wide margins. Bottom margin added. Attractive example.

ID: 91711

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