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World chart with ship's route in ink, 1861

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World chart with ship's route in ink, 1861

Lot 0309 Details

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Author: Hobbs, J.S.
Title: A General Chart for the purpose of pricking off a Ship's Tract, from England, &c., Southward and Round the World
Place Published: London
Publisher:Charles Wilson
Date Published: 1861
Description:

Engraved map printed on 4 sheers joined together, backed with linen and sectioned for folding into cloth covers. 160.5x82.8 cm (63½x32½").

World chart designed for tracing the track of a voyage. In this instance, the track of the S.S. Armenian is neatly traced in ink, with dates. Departed Calcutta, 1860 April 8th to Singapore, Hainan, Hongkong, arriving May 15. Left Hongkong, Dec 21, 1860, to Singapore, Capetown, Portsmouth, arriving May 14 1861. The track lays down the position day by day from Hongkong to Portsmouth. Note the starting date is 1860, raising the question, was this track laid down afterward or was the map predated? On verso of map the signature of J.G. Leadbitter 1861.

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World chart with ship's route in ink, 1861

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$300
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$100
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Lot 0309 Details

Description
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Heading:
Author: Hobbs, J.S.
Title: A General Chart for the purpose of pricking off a Ship's Tract, from England, &c., Southward and Round the World
Place Published: London
Publisher:Charles Wilson
Date Published: 1861
Description:

Engraved map printed on 4 sheers joined together, backed with linen and sectioned for folding into cloth covers. 160.5x82.8 cm (63½x32½").

World chart designed for tracing the track of a voyage. In this instance, the track of the S.S. Armenian is neatly traced in ink, with dates. Departed Calcutta, 1860 April 8th to Singapore, Hainan, Hongkong, arriving May 15. Left Hongkong, Dec 21, 1860, to Singapore, Capetown, Portsmouth, arriving May 14 1861. The track lays down the position day by day from Hongkong to Portsmouth. Note the starting date is 1860, raising the question, was this track laid down afterward or was the map predated? On verso of map the signature of J.G. Leadbitter 1861.

Condition
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Very good or better condition.

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