C1779

Palo Ruib, Pulo Yen and the Cocks Comb of Gibby Monpine beyond. Straits of Ilkalio and the Cocks Comb beyond Wagious I. etc

Large engraving of New Guinea from the accounts of Thomas Forrest who sailed on 9 December in the Tartar, a garay boat of about ten tones from Sulu, Indonesia, with two English officers and a crew of eighteen Malays. Accompanied during … Read Full Description

$A 195

In stock

S/N: VTNG-PI-NG-008–403783
(F 29)
Free Shipping

Within Australia

All orders ship free
within Australia

Rest of the World

Orders over A$300
ship free worldwide

See Shipping page for Terms & Conditions

Details

Full Title:

Palo Ruib, Pulo Yen and the Cocks Comb of Gibby Monpine beyond. Straits of Ilkalio and the Cocks Comb beyond Wagious I. etc

Date:

C1779

Condition:

Chips to sheet edges, folds reinforced, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

505mm 
x 250mm

Paper Size: 

537mm 
x 275mm
AUTHENTICITY
Palo Ruib, Pulo Yen and the Cocks Comb of Gibby Monpine beyond. Straits of Ilkalio and the Cocks Comb beyond Wagious I.  etc - Antique View from 1779

Genuine antique
dated:

1779

Description:

Large engraving of New Guinea from the accounts of Thomas Forrest who sailed on 9 December in the Tartar, a garay boat of about ten tones from Sulu, Indonesia, with two English officers and a crew of eighteen Malays. Accompanied during part of the time by two small boats, he pushed his explorations as far as Geelvink Bay in New Guinea, explored the Sulu Archipelago, the south coast of Mindanao, Mandiolo, Batchian, and Waigeo, of which his was the first good chart. Forrest reached Dorei Harbour, and returned to Achin (Aceh) in March 1776.

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.

 

References:
Howgego, J. Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800. Sydney 2011: F60.
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974: 623.


Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2445073
State Library New South Wales: CALL NUMBERS T/RAV/FM4/2
State Library Victoria: RARELT ; 919.5 F77V

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.

View other items by Thomas Forrest

Choose currency

Exchange rates are only indicative. All orders will be processed in Australian dollars. The actual amount charged may vary depending on the exchange rate and conversion fees applied by your credit card issuer.

Login

Register

Search

The List

Join our exclusive mailing list for first access to new acquisitions and special offers.