C1779

Island of Waygiou

First detailed map of the island Waigeo (Amberi, or Waigiu) in West Papua province of eastern Indonesia by Thomas Forrest on behalf of the British East India Company. Jorge de Menezes, the Portuguese explorer, landed on Waigeo Island in 1526-27.  … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Island of Waygiou

Date:

C1779

Condition:

Chipping to sheet edges, otherwise in good condition, with folds as issued

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

525mm 
x 250mm

Paper Size: 

565mm 
x 280mm
AUTHENTICITY
Island of Waygiou - Antique Map from 1779

Genuine antique
dated:

1779

Description:

First detailed map of the island Waigeo (Amberi, or Waigiu) in West Papua province of eastern Indonesia by Thomas Forrest on behalf of the British East India Company.

Jorge de Menezes, the Portuguese explorer, landed on Waigeo Island in 1526-27.  Alfred Russel Wallace spent some time on the island and studied the flora and fauna during the late 1850s while on his scientific exploration trip.

From, Forrest’s, A Voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas, from Balambangan including an Account of Magindano, Sooloo, and other Islands performed in the Tartar Galley, belonging to the Honourable East India Company, During the Years 1774, 1775, and 1776 to which is added, a Vocabulary of the Magindano Tongue.

Thomas Forrest (1729 - 1802)

Forrest was an English navigator who worked for the British East India Company and in 1762 had command of a Company ship. In 1770 he was engaged in forming the new settlement at Balambangan, which had been recommended by Alexander Dalrymple and in 1774 took on an exploring mission in the direction of New Guinea. He sailed on 9 December in the Tartar, a local boat of about ten tons burden, with two English officers and a crew of eighteen Malays. In this, accompanied during part of the time by two small boats, he pushed his explorations as far as Geelvink Bay in New Guinea, examining the Sulu Archipelago, the south coast of Mindanao, Mandiolo, Batchian, and particularly Waygiou, of which his was the first good chart. Forrest reached Dorei Harbour, and returned to Achin in March 1776. He was said to have died in India in about 1802.

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