C1779

View on the Coast of New Guinea. View of the Entrance of Dory Harbour. View on the South Coast of Batchian.

Views of New Guinea and the south of Bacan Island, in the Moluccas in Indonesia. Forrest had sailed on 9 December in the Tartar, a garay boat of about ten tones from Sulu, Indonesia, with two English officers and a … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

View on the Coast of New Guinea. View of the Entrance of Dory Harbour. View on the South Coast of Batchian.

Date:

C1779

Condition:

Reinstated minor loss to top left and lower right corners, otherwise in good condition. With folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

207mm 
x 225mm

Paper Size: 

236mm 
x 266mm
AUTHENTICITY
View on the Coast of New Guinea. View of the Entrance of Dory Harbour. View on the South Coast of Batchian. - Antique Print from 1779

Genuine antique
dated:

1779

Description:

Views of New Guinea and the south of Bacan Island, in the Moluccas in Indonesia.

Forrest had 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.

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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