Map depicts Africa, Asia, Europe, Greenland, and Russia centered on the longest length north to south. North faces uppermost left of map. Greenland is shown as very small proportionately. The map title is enclosed in an elaborately drawn frame.
Detailed explanation with keyed references on map. Starting on page 619 of this volume is a detailed and elaborate account of Angria the Pirate taking Feriah by Commodore Watson. Many references to Mongol's troops and forces.
Map depicts the mythical Northwest Sea Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific as proposed by early navigators. Includes tracks and notes from the voyages of Bernarda, Tchirikow, de Aguilar, de Fuca, Behring, and various discoveries and dates referenced only as Russian. Many notes on map, such as: "In this Inlet is an island with a Mountain like a Pillar"; "Land seen by M. Spanberg in 1728 non frequently by the Russians who fetch rich furs from it."; "A great Tract of Land discover'd in '722 to which the Tzutzy fled when they were pursued by the Risses who have not yet subduded them."
Circular map polar projection showing the "icy great North Sea" south to mid Asia and America along the Northwest Coast of America, Northeast Coast of Asia and Arctic Circle. A route from Japan to Portugal is shown around the apocryphal island of Jeso or Yesso. Map shows version of the mythical Sea of the West connecting via dotted lines to Hudson's Bay. Map shows no land masses near the poles.
Map centered on Greece extending to parts of Albanis, Macedonia, Romania, and Anatolia. Some islands including Crete. Long article related to map on adjoining pages. In 1770 the Greeks, with the assistance of the Russians, had rebelled against the Turks. The rebellion was put down.
Map includes India, Bangladesh, and area of China such as Great Tibet and the Ganges River. Several islands are depicted including Andaman and Nicobar. Regions named: Ceylon, Indostan, Bengal, Ganges, Tibet, Pitan, and the cities of Angra, Delly, Lahor, Dacca, and Hydrabad.
Map of Constantinople with key identifying 75 locations focusing on the topography of the city and surrounding area. Individual tress, plowed fields, and buildings are etched. Elaborate cartouche features military swords, other weapons, flags, and a jeweled turban.
A map of the southern Indian subcontinent and part of Sri Lanka for Hinton's Universal Magazine. Colour washed according to nationality. The subcontinent was little explored at the time, and it is difficult to trace the origin of many of the place names present, but some may derive from the text 'Travels of Pietro Della Valle in India' from 1664. 2 compass roses adorn the map to aid in practical marine navigation.
A sketch displaying British troop movement during the Battle of Seringapatam in 1792, the siege of modern day Srirangapatna oriented with South at the top. It was during this battle that Tipu Sultan was killed. Sketch depicts British encampments, Tippoo's camp, trenches, and lines of attack are indicated by dotted lines.
A map of Turkey and some other portions of the Ottoman Empire's vast territory at the time. The continental boundary is marked by a broken line running through the Bosphorus. The Danube is marked as a single line with a heavy weight, and the Carpathians and other mountain ranges are shown by light hatching. Non European Turkey, and territories not directly controlled or acting as vassals to the Ottomans are ghosted out. Shows that part of the Balkan Peninsula occupied by the Ottoman Turkish invaders. Relief shown pictorially. Title in ovoid cartouche at lower right.
This copper engraved map locates major towns, rivers and mountain ranges. It extends from the Indus River to Tibet, the Kingdom of Asam in the east, and includes Sri Lanka. Finely engraved with a decorative rococo-style title cartouche. The map details Indian Subcontinent and Sri Lanka (Ceylon) after the ousting of the French by the British in 1761 showing prominent settlements, rivers, and relief of known areas. The former French capital Pondicherry is prominent to the south of Madras. There were four maps in this series.
A engraving of the fort at Bangalore made without measurement describing defenses at the time of Lord Cornwallis' attack. In the late 18th century, the Muslim rulers Haidar Ali (r.1761-1782) and his son Tipu Sultan (r.1782-1799) fought numerous wars against the British over the control of Southern India. The fort at Bangalore was originally built out of mud by the founder of the city and Hindu ruler Kempe Gowda in the early 16th century and was reconstructed in stone by Haidar Ali in 1761. It was built in an unusual oval shape with eight gates, only one of which survives today. Bangalore fort was captured by Lord Cornwallis and his army on 21 March 1791.
A perspective view of Fort St. George, the first British fortress in India, which would later grow into the 4th largest city in India. Madras, now known as Chennai. Etching includes four galleons, two skiffs, and three sailboards, The Union Jack sits atop the flag post. A church rest on a hillock, accrenlation wall and fortress are prominent as is the church steeple within the walls.