Auction 151, Lot 199

"A Correct Chart of the West Coast of North America from Bhering's Straits to Nootka Sound Engd. for Malham's Naval Gazetteer", Malham, John (Rev.)

Subject: Alaska, British Columbia

Period: 1795 (dated)

Publication: Malham's Naval Gazetteer

Color: Black & White

9.6 x 7.5 inches
24.4 x 19.1 cm

This intriguing chart spans from Queen Charlotte Sound off the coast of British Columbia north to Bering Strait. References are made to the discoveries of Captains Cook, Dixon, and Duncan, but Vancouver's explorations, contemporaneous with the chart's publication, do not appear. The name Alaska appears on the Alaska Peninsula. Much of the coastline north of the peninsula is speculative and terminates in Fields, and Mountains of Ice above Bhering's Straits. The chart was engraved by Neele for Rev. John Malham (1747-1821), a writer and teacher of navigation, for a British edition of The Naval Gazetteer; or, Seaman's Complete Guide.

References: cf. Falk 1797-3; McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #251, Vol. I-4.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with light offsetting and toning along the sheet's edges.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 11/19/2014