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Description

Extremely rare English sea chart, covering some of the far southern portions of Burma, present-day Myanmar, along its Andaman Sea coastline.

The map focuses on the large archipelago that sits off of Mergui, present-day Myeik, near the border with Thailand.

Detailed coastal profiles occupy the top of the map.

Rarity

This chart is of the utmost rarity; we find no other copies ever having appeared on the market, nor can we find another copy anywhere else.

Condition Description
Very Good but for some small loss to the upper blank margin. A few closed tears just inside the neatline in the same area.
William Herbert Biography

The English mapmaker William Herbert (1718-95) traveled to India in about 1748 as a purser's clerk. Back home in the early 1750s, he set up a map and print shop on London Bridge, and in 1758, with the encouragement of the East India Company, he introduced a new pilot guide, the New Directory for the East Indies. Herbert gathered superior sources than those used in Mount & Page's The Third Book, consulting such works as Mannevillette's Neptune Oriental, as well as the navigator William Nicholson and the cartographer Samuel Dunn.