A 2-Sheet Chart of the Red Sea, from Jiddah, to the Straits of Bab-el-Mandeb

paper, laid on linen

by Captain T. Elwon; Lieutenant H. N. Pinching; Commander R. Moresby; T.G. Carless Lieutenant and Draughtsman

100 x 64cm (each sheet)

This is an extremely detailed chart of the Red Sea south of Jeddah, surveyed by officers of ‘Her Majesty’s Indian Navy’, with the purpose of making the new ‘Overland Route’ to India safer. It was surveyed between the years 1830–33 and completed in 1833 and 1834.