Auction 144, Lot 249

"[Lot of 2] A Correct Chart of the Indian Ocean. Engraved for Malham's Naval Gazetteer [and] A Correct Chart of the Coasts of Hindostan. Engraved for Malham's Naval Gazetteer", Malham, John (Rev.)

Subject: India & Indian Ocean

Period: 1801 (dated)

Publication: Naval Gazetteer

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.3 x 7.5 inches
23.6 x 19.1 cm

Two small and detailed charts of the Indian Ocean depicting parts of Arabia, India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldive Islands. The charts locate numerous places along the coasts, and label major cities and regions such as Calcutta, Madras, Mangalore, Bombay, Hindostan, and Mysore. Three compass roses with radiating rhumb lines fill the seas. The charts were engraved for Rev. John Malham (1747-1821), a writer and teacher of navigation, for an American edition of Malham's The Naval Gazetteer; or, Seaman's Complete Guide.

A. A Correct Chart of the Indian Ocean. Engraved for Malham's Naval Gazetteer. Condition: Issued folding with some minor soiling. Reference: McCorkle (Maps in 18th Century Geography Books) #253, Vol. II-5.

B. A Correct Chart of the Coasts of Hindostan. Engraved for Malham's Naval Gazetteer. Condition: Issued folding on watermarked paper with some faint offsetting. Reference: McCorkle (Maps in 18th Century Geography Books) #251, Vol. II-2.

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Condition: B+

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Estimate: $180 - $220

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Closed on 4/3/2013

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