Auction 137, Lot 773

"A Chart of the Coast of India, from Goa to Cape Comorin, Exhibiting the Coasts of Canara and Malabar, with the Lake Divas Islands, and the Channels of Eight and Nine Degrees", Jefferys, Thomas

Subject: India

Period: 1794 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 24 inches
59.7 x 61 cm

This navigational chart features the Malabar coast of India from the southern tip to Goa. Centered on a compass rose, the map also includes the Lakshadweep Islands, here called The Lake Divas, and the Eight and Nine Degrees Channels. The Arabian Sea is filled with water depth soundings, navigational hazards, wind arrows and rhumb lines. The map also features five profile views of the coastline.


Condition: B+

Light offsetting and a centerfold separation that enters map image 1" at bottom, which has been closed on verso with archival materials. Interestingly, this was a working copy, as a previous owner has mapped their northbound route from April 19 - May 11, 1807 in light black ink along the coast.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/14/2011