# 20642

Anon.

[MARITIME] New Discoveries.

[s.l.] : [s.n.], [c.1857]. Broadside, small quarto (202 x 188 mm), printed on thin paper in double columns; with 22 notices to mariners, with dates of sightings 1850-1857; some pale foxing and mild creasing, but a very well preserved example.

The notices are warnings to navigators of shoals, reefs, rocks and sand banks, mostly in the Indonesian archipelago (Borneo, Sumatra, Krakatoa), South China Sea, Northern Australian waters (Torres Strait, off Cape York), and Western Pacific (Fiji Islands, New Caledonia). Some are recent discoveries, and are indicated as such by an asterisk, while others are corrected bearings.

An obscure broadside without imprint. Neither the type nor the paper are consistent with Admiralty publications. Given its regional focus and the paper quality, Singapore is perhaps the most plausible place of printing, with Hong Kong and Australia less likely possibilities.