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A Chart of the West Coast of Sumatra From Old Beneoolen to Buffaloe Point Containing The Road of Bencoolen and Poolo Bay By Capt: Josph: Huddart

Laurie and Whittle, London, 1 March 1797
520 x 620 mm., in good condition.
A nice detailed chart of Poolo Bay and Fort Marlborough (Bengkulu City) on the west coast of Sumatra. Two insets on the right detail Rat Island offshore and Poolo Bay itself. Fort Marlborough was the second strongest fort in the region after Fort St. George in Madras, India. It was built between 1713-19 by Governor Collett for the East India Company. To put its strength in context the 7.3 earthquake of 2000 and the tsunami of 2007 had absolutely no effect on it. In 1824 the British exchanged the fort and Bengkulu City for Singapore in the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of that year. This chart is found in examples of Laurie and Whittle’s “Complete East India Pilot”. NMM 379 no. 147.
Stock number: 8382


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