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Auction 151, Lot 587

"A Correct Chart of the Mediterranean Sea Engraved for Malham's Naval Gazetteer", Malham, John (Rev.)

Subject: Mediterranean

Period: 1795 (dated)

Publication: Malham's Naval Gazetteer

Color: Black & White

15.9 x 7.3 inches
40.4 x 18.5 cm

This handsome chart covers the entire Mediterranean Sea, extending from the Bay of Biscay and Strait of Gibraltar east to the Black Sea and Gaza. Towns and cities are named along the coasts, but there is little inland detail. Islands, including Corsica, Sicily, Crete, and Cyprus, are located, and the sea is filled with rhumb lines. The chart was engraved by Neele for Rev. John Malham (1747-1821), a writer and teacher of navigation, for Malham's The Naval Gazetteer; or, Seaman's Complete Guide.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #251, Vol. II-3.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with faint scattered foxing, minor offsetting, and a couple mis-folds. There is a small stain at left in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 11/19/2014