British Admiralty Hydrographical Office

China Sea Banka Strait to Singapore

China Sea Banka Strait to Singapore. Banka Strait & E. Coast of Bentan by W. Stanton, Master R.N. 1860.61. Singapore and Rhio Straits by Staff Com J.W. Reed and the Officers of the H.M.S. Rifleman. 1865.69. The remainder from the latest Netherlands Government Charts.

DESCRIPTION: Fine original British Admiralty Chart of the South China Sea with Singapore featured prominently at top left. Singapore, at the south end of the Malay peninsula, was made a British colony in 1946 and in 1965 became an independent republic. Singapore is separated from the Malay Peninsula to the north by the Johor Strait. At the time of last correction (1912) the chart showed only two navigational lights on the island of Singapore.

South of Singapore, across the Singapore Strait, lie the Riau Archipelago (Kepulauan Riau) including the islands of Batam, Bintan, Rempang, Galang, and numerous smaller islands.

A scarce and desirable chart.

Moving south down the East Coast of Sumatra past the islands of Batam, Bintan, Ligga, and Singkep, the chart ends at the Banka Strait and Banka Island.

Verso with manuscript index labeling in several locations.

CREATOR: British Admiralty Hydrographical Office



BODY OF WATER: South China Sea

CONDITION: Good.  On heavy paper. No holes, tears, but somewhat grubby after 100 years. Solid with the center-fold strong and slightly browned.

COLORING: Red and yellow highlighting of lighthouses and other aids to navigation.

ENGRAVER: J. and W. Walker

SIZE: 25 " x 38 "


PRICE: $1500


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