‘Chart Intended as an Accompaniment to the Book of Directions for Navigating to, from, and in the East Indies. Engraved by John Bateman’


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The record is made up of 1 map. It was created in 1830. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: Map Collections.

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Published by James Horsburgh, Hydrographer to the East India Company. 10th Feb 1816. Additions to 1830.

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Depth shown by soundings Measurements of the depth of a body of water. .

Nautical chart of the Arabian Sea showing the eastern coast of Africa, coast of the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf of Oman with the various trade routes indicated. Compiled from the surveys carried out by the Bombay Marine’s officers between 1820 and 1829.

Contains two inset A small map or other image enclosed within the margin of a larger map, map sheet, or larger image; or papers placed inside a book or archival volume. maps: one depicting the Red Sea from Suez to Sawakin, and another showing the coasts of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .

Numerous annotations on hazardous features including rocks, shoals, reefs and currents cover the face of the map.

Contains dedication to the Court of Directors The London-based directors of the East India Company who dealt with the daily conduct of the Company's affairs. of the United East India Company from James Horsburgh.

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1 map
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Top-left: 26° 10' 48" N, 31° 38' 24" E
Top-right: 26° 10' 48" N, 62° 41' 24" E
Bottom-left: -11° 24' 36" S, 31° 38' 24" E
Bottom-right: -11° 24' 36" S, 62° 41' 24" E
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Dimensions: 926 x 609 mm, on sheet 996 x 668 mm

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English in Latin script

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1830 (CE, Gregorian)
Arabian Sea
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John BatemanJames Horsburgh

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‘Chart Intended as an Accompaniment to the Book of Directions for Navigating to, from, and in the East Indies. Engraved by John Bateman’, British Library: Map Collections, IOR/X/3630/14, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100024174406.0x000018> [accessed 2 October 2023]

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