Dalrymple.Son of Sir James Dalrymple Bar.t born 24 july 1737.
[Pub. by J. Sewell, Dec. 1, 1802.]
Stipple. Sheet size: 130 x 110mm (5¼ x 4¼"). Trimmed inside platemark.
A plate from the 'European Magazine'. A portrait of Alexander Dalrymple (1737 - 1808), a Scottish geographer and the first Hydrographer of the British Admiralty. He produced thousands of nautical charts, mapping a remarkable number of seas and oceans for the first time, and contributing significantly to the safety of shipping. He went to London in 1752 and was appointed a writer in the British East India Company, being posted to Madras. In 1765 was elected a fellow of the Royal Society and in 1782 was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
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