Purdy, charts

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)

Bibliography

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.