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Map of South-West Sumatra
Map of the coastline and mountain peaks as seen from Fort Marlborough, Bencoolen [Benkulu City], south-western Sumatra, Indonesia. With an inset survey of Rat Island showing locations for the wharf, buildings for convicts and stores. Inscribed: 'Plan shewing the Positions of the Remarkable Peaks and Mountains as seen from Bencoolen With part of the Coast of Sumatra. Laid down by triangles...' Figure no.7 from Report of the length of the pendulum at the equator...made on an expedition...from the observatory at Madras..., by John Goldingham (Madras, 1824). Scale 1 inch: 4 miles. Original painting pasted onto a backing sheet. Not signed. Both papers watermarked: 'S.Wise & Co. 1822'. John Goldingham (c.1766-1849) British astronomer was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1808.
Original: ink and watercolour on paper. ca. 1824
- Image reference: RS-10690
- The Royal Society
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