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Description

Scarce sea chart of the Straits of Bali and part of Madura, with a large inset of the Bay of Ballambouang, showing the narrow channel between the Isand of Bali and East Java.

Includes extensive details and soundings. The northeastern part of Borneo is also shown. The focus of the map is on the coastal features, but there is also detail along several of the major rivers.

Condition Description
Minor fold split and tear, repaired on verso, visible from the front to the right of the Ridang Islands.
Laurie & Whittle Biography

Laurie & Whittle refers to the partnership of Robert Laurie (1755?-1836) and James Whittle (1757-1818), engravers and map publishers. Both men were employed by Robert Sayer (ca. 1724-1794), one of the most prominent British publishers and map sellers of the eighteenth century. Sayer died in 1794 and his business was taken over by his assistants. The two worked together as Laurie & Whittle until 1812, when Laurie retired. They were especially known for publishing sea charts and maritime atlases. From 1812-1818, when he died, Whittle worked with Laurie’s son, Richard Holmes Laurie, as Whittle & Laurie. After 1818, the firm was known as R. H. Laurie, even though Richard died in 1858. Later, the firm was managed by Laurie’s draughtsman, Alexander George Findlay, and, later, Daniel and William Kettle.