C1779

Plan of Part of Papua and New Britain or the Salomon Islands. Copied from Dampier. Collated with De Bry, Herrera &. Copy of of Part of Dampiers Chart from Cape Good Hope, to New Britain.

In 1774 Forrest sailed towards 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 small boat he pushed his … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Plan of Part of Papua and New Britain or the Salomon Islands. Copied from Dampier. Collated with De Bry, Herrera &. Copy of of Part of Dampiers Chart from Cape Good Hope, to New Britain.

Date:

C1779

Condition:

Narrow margin at left extended, a little thinning at centre, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Original copper engraving

Image Size: 

275mm 
x 300mm
AUTHENTICITY
Plan of Part of Papua and New Britain or the Salomon Islands. Copied from Dampier. Collated with De Bry, Herrera &. Copy of of Part of Dampiers Chart from Cape Good Hope, to New Britain. - Antique Print from 1779

Genuine antique
dated:

1779

Description:

In 1774 Forrest sailed towards 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 small boat 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.

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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