In Testimony of Esteem & Regard, for his many amiable Qualities;To William Aldersey Esq: President of the Board of Trade in Bengall, This View of the Island of Ouby, from Freshwater Bay, on Batchian; Is inscribed by his most affectionate Cousin, & humble Servt. Thos. Forrest.
Pub.d as the Act directs Jany. 30, 1779, by Capt. T. Forrest.
Etching, 233 x 290mm. Crease through upper left corner of image.
A view on Bacan (formerly Bachan, Bachian or Batchian), an island in Indonesia, with a distant view of the Obi Islands in the background. It is one of the Molucca Islands, and is separated from the south-western peninsula of Halmahera by the Patinti Strait. Two of the indigenous inhabitants are collecting clams on the coast. Plate 5 to Thomas Forrest's 'A Voyage to New Guinea and the Moluccas', published 1779 in Dublin. Inscribed 'Pl.5 P.86' above image.
From the Blackburn Collection.
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