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Auction 109, Lot 661

"[New Guinea & the Moluccas]", Forrest, Thomas

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1779 (dated)

Publication: A Voyage to New Guinea & the Moluccas 1774-76

Color: Hand Color

17.6 x 11.9 inches
44.7 x 30.2 cm

Interesting and scarce English chart showing the western part of New Guinea with the Spice Islands, part of Borneo, and the southern part of the Philippines. Shows the tract of Forrest’s ship, the Tartar Galley, on its voyage in 1774-76 and the harbors visited” A large dedication block fills the top corner of the map, "In Testimony of Esteem and Regard for his great Maritime Abilities to Sir William James, Bart. Deputy Chairman of the Honorable E. India Company, This Map is Inscribed by his most humble Servant, Thomas Forrest."


Condition: B

Re-margined at binding side, with slight loss of neatline, else very good.

Estimate: $300 - $400


Closed on 12/1/2004