Auction 137, Lot 767

"A Chart of the West Coast of Sumatra from Old Bencoolen to Buffaloe Point [on sheet with] Plan of Rat Island [and] Plan of Poolo Bay", Sayer & Bennett

Subject: East Indies - Sumatra

Period: 1778 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.8 x 20.4 inches
60.5 x 51.8 cm

This fine sea chart is filled with important navigational information including soundings, anchorages, hazards, fishing works, watering places, three landfall approach views and two large plans of Rat Island and Poolo Bay. The charts cover the region of Bencoolen on the southwest coast of Sumatra, which was originally settled by the Dutch, and then conquered by the British in 1685 who built Fort Marlborough in 1710. The chart was drawn by Capt. Joseph Huddart.


Condition: B+

Heavy, watermarked paper with faint soiling in blank margins that enters map image at top, and a spot at left.

Estimate: $240 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/14/2011