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A compendium for sailing the Indian Ocean, with three charts, second copy located

ROSSER, William Henry.

Short notes on the winds, weather, & currents, together with general sailing directions and remarks on making passages; to accompany a chart of the Indian Ocean. With two[=three] illustrations.
London, James Imray and son (back of title-page: printed at the Tower press), 1866. 8vo. With 3 folding lithographed charts (the first as frontispiece and the third possibly extra added). Modern brown cloth, spine with a long vertical leather title-label.

€ 3,500

Second copy located of a compendium for sailing the Indian Ocean. As the title indicates it gives short notes on the wind weather and currents and general sailing directions. Including directions to Singapore and the Arabian Sea. For more extended details the author refers to his Indian Ocean directory.
The charts depict the passages in the Indian Ocean (showing the coast of Africa, Arabia, south and south-east Asia and Australia), the currents in the Indian Ocean (idem) and the currents in Bengal (showing the coast of India, Ceylon, Siam, Sumatra, Malaysia and Singapore).
With the bookplate of G. & N. Ingleton on paste-down. Two of the maps browned and some minor foxing, but otherwise in good condition.
Copac (1 copy); WorldCat (same copy); cf. Forbes 2812 (Pacific); Sabin 73416 (Pacific).

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