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Stock# 49791
Description

Detailed sea chart the southern part of Sumatra, western Java and neigbhoring islands, with a large inset of the Straits of Sunda.

The present example includes some pencil notes showing sailing directions and mentioning Hendrick Rock.

Includes numerous sailing channels and soundings, along with smaller islands and several profile views.

One of the most detailed and up to date sea charts of the region.

Condition Description
Minor soiling and offsetting. Fold split at lower centerfold, repaired on verso.
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.