C1779

Part of the North West Coast of Borneo from Kaitan Point to the Town of Borneo.

Thomas Forrest’s map of the north west coast of British Borneo which from extends from present day Brunei Bay  (Brunei) to Sabah (Malaysia) by Thomas Forrest (1729-1802). In 1761, Alexander Dalrymple, at the time with the British East India Company, made an agreement … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Part of the North West Coast of Borneo from Kaitan Point to the Town of Borneo.

Date:

C1779

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

220mm 
x 240mm

Paper Size: 

242mm 
x 274mm
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Part of the North West Coast of Borneo from Kaitan Point to the Town of Borneo. - Antique Map from 1779

Genuine antique
dated:

1779

Description:

Thomas Forrest’s map of the north west coast of British Borneo which from extends from present day Brunei Bay  (Brunei) to Sabah (Malaysia) by Thomas Forrest (1729-1802).

In 1761, Alexander Dalrymple, at the time with the British East India Company, made an agreement with the Sultan of Sulu to allow him to set up a trading post for the first time in northern Borneo. Dalyrymple was a great advocate for a British settlement on the north west coast of Borneo to trade with the Chinese junks that had regularly traded since the Han Dynasty. D

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.

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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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