Offering the best route through the eastern islands of the Indonesian archipelago towards China
By HORSBURGH, James, 1824
Eastern Passages to China. Sheet I.
- Author: HORSBURGH, James
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: Published by James Horsburgh Hydrographer to the Hon.ble E.I. Comp.y
- Publication date: 1 May 1824.
- Physical description: Engraved chart.
- Dimensions: 650 by 985mm. (25.5 by 38.75 inches).
- Inventory reference: 17537
Horsburgh is quick to thank his colleagues in the East India Company for their “valuable assistance afforded by their journals in the construction of this chart”, in his dedication, but to also emphasize his own input, and the chart’s shortcomings, which he outlines in his “Explanatory Remarks – The Only Parts comprehended in this chart that have been Regularly Surveyed, are the North Coast of Java, and the shoals in the Carimata Passage. – The Western side of the Straits of Macassar and Allass are chiefly from my own observations, taken when sailing through these Straits. – The Straits of Salayer and South Part of the Celebes are considered to be tolerably correct. – but many other Places, as Marked on the Chart are, Very Imperfectly Known”.