Old Maps Collection
Chart shewing the track & discoveries of his Majesty's ships Alceste & Lyra, in the Eastern & Yellow Seas, with the adjacent parts from the best authorities.
Napakiang in the Island of Lewchew
Murray, John, 1778-1843, author, printer
Dwarris, Fortunatus, Sir, 1786-1860, illustrator
JPEG2000, 7200 × 6798, 31.4MB
[1:12,000,000] (E 110°--E 132°/N 40°--N 22°)
Physical Map Dimension (cm):
56 x 59 cm, on sheet 78 x 81 cm
This map depicts the two routes by the ships Alceste and Lyra in the Eastern and Yellow sea from July to September. The map was published in the book 'Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, to China, Corea, and the Island of Lewchew' by John McLeod a military surgeon aboard the Alceste with the details from the trip. Murray Maxwell (1775-1831), captain of the Alceste, left England in February 9th of 1816 arriving in China on July and going through the coast of China to reach the coast of Korea on September 1st. With this exploration the Korean coast started to be corrected on maps.
Inset: [View of] Napakiang in the Island of Lewchew. - 11 x 21 cm. - Signed "Lieut. Dwarris del.t"
Original is a copper printed map water coloured by hand, 21 x 22 cm.
Land masses outlined in different colours and islands coloured in yellow and pink.
Map framed with latitude and longitude lines.
Relief shown by hachures.
Map outlined in border pink and yellow.
Macao in routes.
Macao in Asia maps.
China -- Maps
Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, to China, Corea, and the Island of Lewchew: with an account of her shipwreck
Macleod, John, ca. 1777-1820
Murray, John, 1778-1843, printer
Huntington Library Collection
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