Old Maps Collection
China Sea. Sheet II
Horsburgh, James, 1762-1836, cartographer, publisher
JPEG, 25244 × 17071, 86.4MB
[ca. 1:2,200,000] (E 102°14ʹ00ʺ--E 122°12ʹ00ʺ/N 24°12ʹ00ʺ--N 12°02ʹ00ʺ)
Physical Map Dimension (cm):
67 x 99 cm, on sheet 86 x 131 cm
The first edition of the chart, in 1823, replaced an earlier Horsburgh chart of 1811 of the same region and this edition of 1848 also suffered new addictions. This map represents the South China Sea bound on the east by the islands of Taiwan and Philippines, on the west by Vietnam and north by China, including Macau, Hong Kong and Canton -Guangzhou-, the Hainan Islands is also represented. It offers a more accurate charting of the China coast, adding shipping route details. As the note underneath the title states the detail given was surveyed and/or compiled under the direction of Lieutenant Daniel Ross, who surveyed the coast of south China between 1806 and 1820.
Original is a printed map, 70 x 103 cm.
There are four 32-point compass roses on the map with the middle one with a fleur de lis indicating north. The map also includes 23 relief profiles.
Relief shown by shading and landforms. Bathymetric relief given by soundings.
Map with graticule.
The four borders of the map with latitude and longitude lines.
Map outlined in simple bold fillet.
Macao in China maps.
Macao and its surroundings.
Macao in routes.
Hainan Sheng (China)
Harvard College Library
Provenance Call No.:
G9237.S6P5 1848 .H6