Antique Map of the East Indies by Kitchin titled ‘East Indies from the Best Authorities’. An interesting, small map of the East Indies by one of the leading English cartographers of the late eighteenth century. The region is shown from the Caucasus Mountains to New Guinea and from Timor to the Himalayas. Rivers, mountains, lakes and major towns are shown. Along the extensive coasts, details of bays and rivers are given, and mountains, where reported by explorers. This map originates from ‘A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar’ by W. Guthrie. 12th edition. London: C. Dilly and G.G.J. & J. Robinson, 1790.
Thomas Kitchin (or Thomas Kitchen (1718 – 1784) was an English engraver and cartographer, who became hydrographer to the king.
Condition: Very good, please study image carefully.
Overall size: 41 x 32.5 cm (including passe-partout)
Image size: 28 x 19 cm.
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