Capt.n Sir William Fraser Bar.t F.R.S. and one of the Elder Brethren of the Trinity House.
Stipple with collector's mark. 394 x 291mm (15½ x 11½"). Cut to platemark. Very rare.
Sir William Fraser (d.1818), Elder brother of the Trinity House. (1737-1818) on left a rolled chart of Papua New Guinea, and folio volumes Gardiner, Logar and Mayer, Tables; holding a receipt for clear distance from sun and stars effects. He is celebrated as being one of the first to fix the longitude at sea through lunar observation. He is believed to be involved with Thomas Forest to explore Papua New Guinea.
Ex Collection: Earl of Bute. Not in Horne.
[Ref: 29129] £480.00