Auction 151, Lot 646

"A New and Correct Chart of Mergui with the Islands... [on sheet with] A New and Correct Chart of Acheen Road with the Islands…", Mount & Page

Subject: Burma & Sumatra

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication: The English Pilot. Third Book

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.7 x 19.4 inches
60.2 x 49.3 cm

This rare sheet includes two charts filled with navigational details, including soundings, anchorages, rocks, and shoals. The top chart shows the western coast of Burma near the southern tip of the country, centered on Tenasserim. Several large compass roses orient north to the left. The bottom chart shows the coast along the northwestern tip of Sumatra, with the adjacent islands of Pulau We, Pulau Breueh, and Pulau Nasi. The lower map includes a large compass rose orienting north to the top left and a land approach view with a lettered guide explained in the title cartouche.

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Condition: A

A fine impression with attractive color on a heavy sheet of watermarked paper. Issued folding with a hint of offsetting and professional repairs to two tiny holes and a short fold separation in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/19/2014

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