Malham, John

1797

A Correct Chart of the Southern Coasts of Africa

A Correct Chart of the Southern Coasts of Africa from the Equator to the Cape of Good Hope engraved for Malham's Naval Gazetteer

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Small antique nautical chart showing the continent of Africa south of the Equator and the island of Madagascar. 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 early nautical gazetteer or geographical dictionary produced first in England and after 1796 in the United States. Key noted features from this antique copperplate engraving include Madagascar, Cape of Good Hope, Isle France, Isle Bourbon, . Regional African native tribal associations or kingdoms identified include: Bake-bake, Hotentots, Bororos, Zambas, Nimeamai, Bembei, and Biri.

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: Africa

BODY OF WATER: Atlantic 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: B. Callender

SIZE: 9 " x 7 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $


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