By: J.W. Norie
Date: 1820 (circa) London
Dimensions: 25.2 x 31.3 inches (64 cm x 79.5 cm)
Oriented with east at the top, this highly detailed navigation chart offers extensive information on depth soundings, indications of sand bars, and notations on lines of sight to landmarks, as well as several views of the coast and Bombay Fort as seen from the sea. A note states that the depth soundings are in fathoms taken at low tide and that spring tides rise some 15 feet above that. Two compass stars radiate rhumb lines. The scale, below the coastal views, is in nautical miles. The mainland, labeled “The Continent,” has the statement, “This Coast is not frequented by Europeans.” Title with elaborate calligraphy is in the upper right.
Condition: Steel plate engraving. Some fraying and darkening along the margins.
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