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Title: Bay of Bengal, compiled chiefly from government survey.. [2 sheets]
Published in: London (1863), corrections to 1871
Size: 39.1 x 49.2 inches.
99.2 x 125.0 cm.

In original o/l colours.
Condition: 2 sheets together measuring 99x125cm. Upper and lower margin cut along the plate mark. Repair of tear upper right part, 1 cm into the engraved area. Overall good condition.
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Large scale chart in 2 sheets focused on the Bay of Bengal.
It covers Sri Lanka, the whole Indian eastern coast, the seacoast of Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand as far as the northernmost tip of Malaysia and Sumatra.
With latitude and longitude scales, soundings, rocks, shoals, safe harbours, lighthouses indicated in yellow and red ink.
Three large compass roses and 5 insets in the left sheet representing Coring Bay and the northern part of the Godavary delta, a plan of Point de Galle (today Galle) in the south west of Sri Lanka, Trincomalee's harbour, a plan of Colombo, a plan of the Paumben Pass, Pamban.
5 compass roses and 10 insets in the right sheet illustrating the Chittagong River (Karnaphuli) outfall, Kyouk Phyou (Kyaukpyu), Myanmar, a plan of the Port of Akyab (Sittwe), the Entrance to Ranggon River, the entrance to Bassein River, the Entrance to Moulmain R., Mergui, Hastings Harbour, a plan of Penang (George Town), Malaysia, Acheen Head, western Sumatra.
Engraved by J. & C.Walker. The survey was made by Lieut. J.A. Heathcote I.N. under the superintendence of the rear-admiral Washington and F.R.S. Hydrographer.
Corrections to 1871. Admiralty chart no. 70a & 70b.
Each sheet carries a sticker on the back indicating that the map was on sale at Black & Murray's, 6-1, Hastings' Street, Calcutta.

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HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE - Bay of Bengal, compiled chiefly from government survey.. [2 sheets]

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