Map of Bonthian Bay on the Island of Sulawesi, in Indonesia. Overall size in off white, fully conservation grade mount and back with decorative v groove: 47.3cms x 36.9cms; 320mm x 210mm. Very good condition. The bay is about 30 leagues to the southeast of Macassar.The chart features a large amount of detail of the land only on the edge of the Bay including the location of numerous soundings, rocks, bottom type, and shoals, naming Point Paitang and Point Wideapock. The fortified town of Bonthain and further south the Market Place with nearby fields are shown. The original map was drawn by Phillip Carteret who captained The Swallow which had reached the Strait of Macassar [i.e. Makassar] on Nov. 14, 1767 sailing to Macassar [i.e. Makassar] on Sulawesi which they reached on Dec. 15, 1767. Desperate because his men were dying of scurvy, Carteret threatened the hostile Dutch Governor to run the ship aground if assistance was denied. They were given permission to sail down the coast to moor at Bonthain Bay, where they spent some five months recuperating and trying to make the Swallow seaworthy. The Swallow sailed from Bonthain Bay on May 22, 1768, having received the news that their sister ship, Dolphin, had been in Batavia. Decorative features include fleur-de-lis and rhumb lines. Relief is shown pictorially and by shading and sea depth by soundings.
|Map maker||Carteret, Phillip|
|Publisher||Alex.r Hogg at the King's Arms No 16 Paternoster Row|
|Published at year||1784-1786|
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