Malham, John

1797

A Correct Chart of the Baltic Sea engraved for Malham's Naval Gazetteer

A Correct Chart of the Baltic Sea engraved for Malham's Naval Gazetteer

DESCRIPTION: Small antique nautical chart showing the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Finland and surrounding coastal areas including Poland, Estonia, and Sweden (then including Finland). From the rare first American edition of Malham's Naval Gazetteer, published by Spotswood and Nancrede in Boston in 1797. Vol 1.

This sea chart comes from an antique nautical gazetteer or geographical dictionary produced first in England and after 1796 in the United States. Key noted cities include Copenhagen, Stockholm, and St. Petersburg.

Rev. John Malham was a prolific Yorkshire-born author who produced other diverse works that include "Navigation Made Easy and Familiar", "Twenty-Two Sermons on Doctrinal and Practical Subjects" and "The Scarcity of Wheat considered". Malham died near London in 1807. (Gentleman's Magazine, Vol 102, 1807, p. 568).

Colophon at end of Volume 1 states that the work is "From the prefs of Samuel Etheridge, No. 9 Newbury Street, Boston, 1797").

CREATOR: Malham, John

PUBLICATION DATE: 1797

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Sweden

BODY OF WATER: Baltic Ocean

CONDITION: Fair  On heavy chain-laid paper. Slightly and uniformly browned with light offsetting. A few smudges and a few brown spots as shown. Two vertical folds, as issued. Short top margin.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Rollinson

SIZE: 7 " x 9 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 7

PRICE: $150


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