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LAURIE, R. & WHITTLE, J. - Chart of the West Coast of Sumatra, from Bencoolen to Key Sers Bay.
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Chart of the West Coast of Sumatra, from Bencoolen to Key Sers Bay. - LAURIE, R. & WHITTLE, J.
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Title : Chart of the West Coast of Sumatra, from Bencoolen to Key Sers Bay..
Map maker : LAURIE, R. & WHITTLE, J..
Date : London, 1794.
Size : 20.1 x 24.2 inches. / 51.0 x 61.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured
Description :RARE nautical chart from "The country East-India Pilot" published in 1799 by Laurie & Whittle.
Superb copper engraved map Western Sumatra with Isle Engano or Deceit Island, in large scale with superb geography and exact details. Shows depth soundings, anchoring places, bays, islands, coastal profiles, interesting text about navigation in the area, fresh water places,... With three detailed insets: Plan of Cawoor Bay, Plan of Pulo Pisang, Plan of Little Fortune Island and Billimbing Bay.
Very decorative 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. Central fold with light wear. Short repaired tears to lower border. Bottom margin added with repaired tears. Wide margins. Attractive example.
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