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Red Sea--Moresby, Robert, and others
CHART OF THE RED SEA, FROM JIDDAH, TO THE STRAITS OF BAB-EL-MANDEB (AND CHART OF THE RED SEA, COMPRISING THE PART ABOVE JIDDAH). LONDON: JOHN WALKER, GEOGRAPHER TO THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY, AUGUST 1ST 1836 [BUT 1850-1855]
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
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Red Sea--Moresby, Robert, and others
CHART OF THE RED SEA, FROM JIDDAH, TO THE STRAITS OF BAB-EL-MANDEB (AND CHART OF THE RED SEA, COMPRISING THE PART ABOVE JIDDAH). LONDON: JOHN WALKER, GEOGRAPHER TO THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY, AUGUST 1ST 1836 [BUT 1850-1855]
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Red Sea--Moresby, Robert, and others
CHART OF THE RED SEA, FROM JIDDAH, TO THE STRAITS OF BAB-EL-MANDEB (AND CHART OF THE RED SEA, COMPRISING THE PART ABOVE JIDDAH). LONDON: JOHN WALKER, GEOGRAPHER TO THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY, AUGUST 1ST 1836 [BUT 1850-1855]
Two engraved sea charts, both on two sheets, together 4 sheets, each sheet 1000 x 685mm., a few tears at edges, one sheet slightly soiled at foot
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Catalogue Note

Two large and detailed charts of the northern and southern part of the Red Sea. The surveys were carried out by Commander Moresby, Lieutenant Carless, Captain Elwon and Lieutenant Pinching aboard the Palinurus, a ship of the newly formed Indian Navy.

If all four sheets were joined they would produce a map approximately four metres in height, showing the entire western coastline of the Arabian peninsula (and the coast of Egypt and Nubia opposite) in exceptional detail, with many of the place names given in both English and Arabic.

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