Purdy, charts

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

  • MS 600/8/1-4;MSM Chart showing navigations, 1832-1833 [Including the following tracks, John Biscoe, corrected 1831, Bellingshausen, 1820, Morrell, 1823, Balleny, undated] 4 sheets, photocopies

Administrative / Biographical History

These charts of the world were first published on 14 August 1830 by Richard Holmes Laurie, London. These copies come from the new edition created in 1832-1833. Two charts cover each hemisphere, the second chart for the southern hemisphere (MS 600/8/4;MSM) has 5 additional tracts on it covering voyages in the southern oceans by John Biscoe, The Russian Naval Expedition, 1818-1821 (leader Fabian Bellingshausen), the United States Sealing Voyage, 1822-1824 (leader Benjamin Morrell), the British Sealing Voyage, 1833-1834 (leader Peter Kemp) and a voyage by Balleny.

Alternative Form Available

These are copies.

Location of Originals

The originals are held by the British Admiralty, Hydrographic Department. (1982)


See Geographical Journal, (1935) volume 86 number 6 p526-530 for 'Some historical features of the discovery of Enderby Land and Kemp Land' by Douglas Mawson.