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A new chart of the eastern straits to China drawn from the best authorities



Two maps of routes around the Flores and Banda seas—through the straits between the Lesser Sunda Islands and the Maluku Islands—towards China. Includes a rhumbline network—a web of lines to help plot routes—bathymetry (sea depth), shoals and reefs.

The coast of India from Pulo Timon to Pulo Cambir comprehending the Malayan coast, the Gulf of Siam, the coasts of Tsiampa and Cochinchina, with the adjacent islands and part of the isle of Borneo


location_onThailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam

Nautical charts like this are detailed around the coasts and on the seas (e.g. river mouths, islands, shoals and reefs) while the interiors are blank. The web of lines is a rhumbline network, while the numbers indicate sea depth (bathymetry).

Sketch of the Straits of Gaspar



Map of the Gaspar Strait, off the east coast of Sumatra. The web of lines is a rhumbline network, numbers indicate sea depth (bathymetry), and there are side views of islands (elevations), all to aid navigation. Five 18th century routes are marked.

The coast of India and China from the point and river of Camboja to Canton: comprehending the coasts of Tsiompa and Cochinchina, with the coast of Tonkin and the coast of Koan-Ton, with the isle of Hai-nan


location_onCambodia, Vietnam

Navigation chart of the east coast of mainland Southeast Asia, from Cambodia to China. Islands, shoals and reefs are marked, along with bathymetry (sea depth). There are seven side views of islands (elevations) to use as landmarks.

A chart of a part of the coast of Cochinchina: from Cham-Collao Island to the King's River



A map to aid navigation around the Touranne Bay (Bay of Turon, location of modern city of Da Nang, Vietnam). The web of lines is a rhumbline network, and bathymetry (sea depth), anchor points and two elevation views of the coasts are shown.

Plan of Pulo Condor



There is a port at the south of this map of the Côn Đảo archipelago (Vietnam), and notes giving details such as a suitable location to careen ships (turning a ship on its side for cleaning or repair). A ruined English fort is also marked.

A new chart of the north coast of Java: wherein are described the roads of Bantam and Batavia



Map of the Batavia (Jakarta) and Bantam (Bantem) roadsteads (a body of water sheltered from tides/currents, for ships to anchor). Shoals, reefs and bathymetry (sea depth) are marked, with explanatory notes and a rhumbline network to aid navigation.

A new chart of the straits of Sunda: From the manuscript of the Dutch East India Company



Navigation chart of the Sunda Strait, showing bathymetry (sea depth), shoals and reefs, landmarks, and a rhumbline network. Notes record good anchorages, sources of water and supplies etc. Inset map of the Zutphen Islands off the coast of Sumatra.

Deese wassende pas-kaart van Oost-Indien, is nu te bekoomen voor die deselve begeeren


location_onBrunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Vietnam

Map of the Indian Ocean dominated by a rhumbline network—a web of interconnected lines used to help plot routes—with a compass rose at the centre. At the top there are (incomplete) drawings of people with text in Dutch, French, English and Spanish.

[Portolan chart of the South China Sea]


location_onBrunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

Hand-drawn portolan (nautical) chart, featuring a rhumbline network (the web of interconnected lines), bathymetry (sea depth), shoals and reefs, names of coastal settlements, and an elevation (side view) of a mountain at the north tip of Borneo.

[Portolan chart of the Java Sea]


location_onMalaysia, Indonesia

Hand-drawn portolan (nautical) chart, featuring a rhumbline network (the web of interconnected lines), bathymetry (sea depth), shoals and reefs, and names of coastal settlements, all to aid navigation. With a colourful compass rose.

[Portolan chart of the Gulf of Siam]


location_onThailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia

A brightly-coloured hand-drawn map of the Gulf of Siam, made for a ship’s captain. The elaborate compass roses are the centre of a rhumbline network, a web of lines to aid navigation. Bathymetry (sea depth), islands, shoals and reefs are also marked.


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