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Number: 3950
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Sudan, Djbouti, Red Sea, Hormuz
Year of Origin: 1772
Title: (Southern) Part of the Red Sea. Philos Trans Vol LXII Tab III
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 67.0
Width: 49.5
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 1,790,000
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Charles Newland
Engraver: Isaac Basire
James Basire
Publisher: Philosophical Transactions Royal Society of London
Other Contributors:
Northernmost Latitude: 22.6
Southernmost Latitude: 12.0
Westernmost Longitude: 35.75
Easternmost Longitude: 44.0
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: [Ruderman source39310] James Basire was son of Issac Basire family of engravers; Finely executed map of the southern part of the Red Sea, which was published in A Letter to the Rev. Mr. Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal, F. R. S. [Fellow of the Royal Society of London] Accompanying a New Chart of the Red Sea, with Two Draughts of the Roads of Mocha and Judda, and Several Observations Made during a Voyage on That Sea, by Capt. Charles Newland (January 1, 1772), published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. [distinctly prior to the formation of the Royal Geographical Society 1830] The map depicts information obtained by Captain Charles Newland from a map which he acquired during his stay in the West Indies. Newland noted that with exception of the mislocation of the Abyssinian Coastline, approxmately 25-30 miles too far to the west, it was the best chart he ever saw for the region. The map extends to JePhiddah in the north and focuses on the islands, shoals and coastlines of the southern part of the Red Sea, with a number of ports locating the profiles of several mountains shown. The map is one of the earliest contributed by Charles Newland to British Hydrographical charting. His name is associated with a number of charts published in the following 2 decades,
Last updated: Feb 5, 2022