C1873

Kandavu Island, Ngaloa Bay, by E.W.Creak, Navigating LT., R.N. H.M.S.

Mapmaker:

Captain Ettrick William Creak (1835 - 1920)

Early map of Kadavu is the fourth largest island in Fiji and is located in the south east of the main island.

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S/N: PI-FIJI-1873-CREA–227128
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Full Title:

Kandavu Island, Ngaloa Bay, by E.W.Creak, Navigating LT., R.N. H.M.S.

Date:

C1873

Mapmaker:

Captain Ettrick William Creak (1835 - 1920)

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour

Image Size: 

440mm 
x 395mm
AUTHENTICITY
Kandavu Island, Ngaloa Bay, by E.W.Creak, Navigating LT., R.N. H.M.S. - Antique Map from 1873

Genuine antique
dated:

1873

Description:

Early map of Kadavu is the fourth largest island in Fiji and is located in the south east of the main island.

Mapmaker:

Captain Ettrick William Creak (1835-1920)

Was the son of the late Commander William Creak, of Norfolk, and a nephew of Sir H. Have-lock, of Lucknow fame. He joined the Navy in the navigating branch in 1849, and served in various ships afloat until he was selected in 1868 to serve as an assistant in the compass department of the Admiralty. His service afloat was distinguished not only by his nautical acquirements and the remarks he sent from time to time to the Hydrographer.

He  surveyed areas of the Fiji Islands, when serving in H.M.S. Esk about 1866. About this time Capt. Creak turned his attention to the errors of the compass on board certain ships which had traversed a great range of magnetic latitude, which inquiry was embodied in a report to the Admiralty and publishedby the Board of Trade. For his services in the compass department and his magnetic reports he was made a fellow of the Royal Society in 1885, and became superintendent of the Admiralty compass department in 1887.

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