1934 (1991) Admiralty Chart – Java Eastern Portion

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Original printed Admiralty Chart of Eastern Java with Bali, Nusa Penida, Lombok. Madura and Kepulauan Sapudi and Kangean are included to the north. Information taking from Dutch and Indonesian chartings during the period 1908 to 1958.

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The Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty was founded in 1795, Alexander Dalrymple who had been hydrographer to the East India Company was appointed its first director. Between 1797 and 1803 Captain Bligh of Bounty fame was employed as hydrographer, and took over direction during Dalrymple’s illness. Capt. Thomas Hurd R.N. was in charge from 1808 to 1823, and during the latter part of his term made the official charts available to the Merchant Marine. He appointed George Thomas, a young man in his twenties, as Head Marine Surveyor. William Parry was Hydrographer from 1823-1829 and was succeeded by Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort 1829-55.  Rear Admiral John Washington’s was the Admiralty’s hydrographer, 1855-1863 with many others taking the charts into modernity.

Dimensions 68 × 98 cm
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Title

Jawa – Eastern Portion from the Netherlands and Indonesian charts 0f 1908 and 1958. No 1653c

Published

The Admiralty, London

Date Published

Originally Published in 1934 with corrections to 1991.

Condition

Excellent Condition.

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