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New Chart of the Straits of Macassar with various additions and improvements

Date: 1832
Dimensions:
Overall: 1008 x 680 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Maps, charts and plans
Object Name: Chart
Object No: 00004333
Place Manufactured:London

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    Description
    This is an 1832 chart of the Straits of Macassar.
    SignificanceThe Macassar Straits figured significantly in early European exploration of Australia and South East Asia and were an important trade route between the East Indies and Europe and Australia.
    HistoryThe Macassar Straits are a narrow passage of around 800 km northeast–southwest from the Celebes Sea to the Java Sea. The straits pass between Borneo on the west and Celebes on the east and are 80 to 230 miles (130 to 370 km) wide. The deep waterway contains numerous islands, the largest of which are Laut and Sebuku.

    The straits were an historically important waterway for trade in the East Indies and other areas of Asia. Accurate maps of the area were important for 18th and 19th century European exploration and commerce.

    This chart from 1832 notes 'various additions and improvements' and has several insets including 'Plan of the the shoals off Ragged & Shoal Points in Borneo Island', 'Straits of Salaya by Jno. Watson' and 'Bay of Bonthain by Dalrymple'.

    The map was produced by John William Norrie (1772-1843) a hydropgrapher and prolific chart maker during the early nineteenth century, specialising in the sea lanes and coastlines of northern Australia and South East Asia. Several of Norrie's charts were dedicated to the East India Company. He established J.W. Norie & Co. at the Navigation Warehouse and Naval Academy, no. 157 Leadenhall St. London, from the 1810s to 1840s.

    William Heather (1790-1812) worked with J W Norrie publishing pilots and charts at the Navigation Warehouse and Naval Academy, along with the engraver J. Stephenson.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: New Chart of the Straits of Macassar with various additions and improvements

    Primary title: NEW CHART OF THE STRAITS OF MACASSAR WITH VARIOUS ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS MAP MADE BY J NORIE HYDROGRAPHER AND ENGRAVED BY J STEPHENSON PUBLISHED BY J W NORIE AND CO

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