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A standard navigational directory for the Indian Archipelago

FINDLAY, Alexander George.
A directory for the navigation of the Indian archipelago and the coast of China, from the Straits of Malacca and Sunda, and the passages east of Java, to Canton, Shanghai, the Yellow Sea, and Korea. With the descriptions of the winds, monsoons, and currents, and general instructions for the various channels, harbours, etc. Third edition.
London, Richard Holmes Laurie, 1889. Royal 8vo. With 11 folding maps and charts. Original publishers blindstamped cloth, lettered in gold. XLVIII, IV, 1478; [2], 8 pp.
€ 2,500
Third edition of Findlays monumental navigational directory of East Asia, including the Straits of Malacca, Sunda and Singapore, the east coast of Sumatra, the Gulf of Siam (now Thailand), the coasts of Cochin China, Tonkin, Borneo, the Philippines, the China Sea, Java and the Java Sea, the islands, the coast of China, Hong Kong, Formosa (Taiwan), Shanghai and Korea. The last ten pages form a publishers catalogue.
Inner front hinge reinforced, but clean and fine. Stamps of the Royal Danish Navy Library and the Royal Danish Map and Chart Archive on the title-page. Rare: WorldCat lists only one copy (in the National Library of Sweden). WorldCat 940735103; for the author: Baigent, "Findlay, Alexander George, the younger (1812-1875)", in: ODNB (online ed.).
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