A map of Java, Borneo and the islands to the eastward of them as far as Nova Guinea

This map of the East Indies is from Alexander Hamilton's 1744 edition of New account of the East Indies. Little is known of Alexander Hamilton other than what he tells us in this work, first published in 1727. Written during his retirement, it is a lively account of Hamilton's seafaring life in the service of the East India Company and independently between 1688 and 1723. In one passage, Hamilton states that he was offered the island of Singapore but declined it, explaining that it was "of no use to a private person." -- Dealer's description.

 


Title
A map of Java, Borneo and the islands to the eastward of them as far as Nova Guinea
Creator
Hamilton, Alexander, -1732?
Subject
Geographical areas and countries
East Indies--Maps--Early works to 1800
Java (Indonesia)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Borneo--Maps--Early works to 1800
Publisher
C. Hitch and A. Millar, 1744
Digital Description
application/pdf, 2418 KB, 1 map : engraved
Digitised images, All rights reserved, National Library Board Singapore, 2014