James Whittle

James Whittle

James Whittle (1757-1818) was a British engraver and map printer. Whittle was employed by Robert Sayer (ca. 1725-1794). Together with Robert Laurie (1755?-1836), he took on Sayer’s business when the older man died in 1794. The two traded together as Laurie & Whittle until 1812, when Laurie retired. They had specialized in sea charts and maritime atlases. Whittle then partnered with Laurie’s son, Richard Holmes Laurie, until he died in 1818.


1794 - America North and South and the West Indies; with the Atlantic, Aetheopic and Pacific; wherein are Distinguished, All the Discoveries lately made by the English and the Spaniards . . . 1794

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Interesting map of America, published shortly after the dissemination of the Official Account of Captain James Cook's Third Voyage. The map retains the location of Mendana's Land west of Hawaii, a reference to a pre-Cook Spanish expedition that may...


1794 - A New and Correct Tide-Table For The British Channel, German Sea, Bay of Biscay &c. Shewing the true Flowing of the Tide by the Shore, and its true Run in the Offing for every Day of the Moon's Age, on the coasts of England, Ireland, Scotland, Holland, Fl

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Elaborate chart illustrating the period tides, with times, etc. This chart was first issued in Sayer & Bennett's A Complete Channel Pilot, comprehending the English and French coasts, from the Thames Mouth to the Bay of Biscay, including the North...


1799 - Asia and its Islands, According to D'Anville; Divided into Empires, Kingdoms, States, Regions &c. . . . In The East Indies and An Exact Delineation of all the Discoveries made in the Eastern Parts By The English under Captns. Cook, Vancouver & Peyrouse .

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An 18th Century English Wall Map of Asia, Australia & The Indian Ocean Nice example of the 6 sheet Laurie and Whittle wall map of Asia, Australia and the Indian Ocean, first published in Asia in 1794. The map in its complete state covers an area...


1809 - A New Chart of the Coast of North America From New York to Cape Hatteras Including the Bays of Delaware and Chesapeak, with The Coasts of New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Part of the Coast of North Carolina. By Captain N. Holland. An Improved Edition

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A Rare British Sea Chart of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions (The Colonial Williamsburg / William Wooldridge Copy) Extremely rare separately issued chart of the coast from New York to North Carolina, which was issued separately and in Laurie...


1794 - A New and General Map of the Southern Dominions Belonging to The United States of America, viz North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia: with the bordering Indian Countries, and the Spanish Possessions of Louisiana and Florida . . 1794

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A Fine 18th Century Map of the Southern United States & Florida with Early Plans of Charleston and St. Augustine Laurie & Whittle's edition of this scarce map of the Southern States and Florida, originally compiled by Bernard Romans for the...


1794 - Curacao From The Dutch Originals of Gerard Van Keulen . . .

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Nice example of Laurie & Whittle's map of Curacao. Includes numerous profile views and a large inset of Fort Amsterdam.


1795 - A New Chart of the Coast of Guayana From Rio Orinoco to River Berbice, Containing the Dutch Colonies of Pourmaron, Issequibo and Demerary, and Berbice . . . 1795

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Significantly revised and updated version of Laurie & Whittle's chart of the Dutch Colony of Guayana, from Jeffery's West India Atlas. The present chart has been significatnly updated from earlier editions.


1796 - A New Chart of the Coast of Guayana, from River Berbice to Cape North and the Rivers of Amazons, Containing the Dutch Colonies Berbice and Surinam, and the French Colony of Cayenne. . . 1796

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Significantly revised and updated version Laurie & Whittle's chart of the Dutch and French Colonies in Guayana, from Jeffery's West India Atlas.


1794 - A New Map of England & Wales Drawn from several Surveys &c. On the New Projection; Corrected from Astronomical Observations & the Places marked whre teh Observatns. were made By Thos. Kitchin Geogr. The Canals inserted to 1792 by J. Phillips, Surveyor

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Fine large format map of England and Wales, published by Laurie & Whttle, based upon an earlier map by Thomas Kitchin. The map is updated to incorporate all British Canals through 1792. A number of annotations are shown along the coastlines,...


1794 - The Kingdom of Bohemia with the Dutchy of Silesia and the Marquisates of Moravia and Lusatia . . . 1794

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Detailed map of Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia and Lusatia, published in London by Laurie & Whittle. The map incorporates the modern day Czech Republic, Slovakia and the southern part of Poland.


1794 - Second Part of Turkey in Europe, Containing Valakia, Croatia, Dalmatia, Bosnia, Servia, Bulgaria and Albania, with the Roum-Ili, Morea and Archipelago … 1774

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Detailed map of Greece and environs from Crete and the Mediterranean to the Black Sea and the Balkans, centered on Roum-Ili. From Dunn's New Atlas or Mundane System of Geography.


1798 - The Coast of India From Mount Dilly To Pondicherry, Including the Coasts of Malabar, Madura and Part of Coromandel; From the Daughts, Remarks, and Observations. of Lieut. George Lewis, Superintt. and Commander of the Prudence Armed Ordnance Store Ship, i

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A Rare English Sea Chart of Ceylon and Southern India Fine East India Company Sea Chart, covering the southern part of India and the island of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), published in London by Laurie & Whittle. The chart was published separately and in...


1799 - A New Chart of The Java Sea, within the Isles of Sunda with its Straits and the Adjacent Seas . . . 1799

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Detailed sea chart of the region from the southern part of Borneo, Sumatra and Pulau Bangka to Java, Bali and the islands to the east, published in London by Laurie & Whittle. The chart includes sailing direction, numeous profile views of the...


1794 - Plan of the Port of Rhio on the Island of Bintang in the Straits of Sincapore . . .

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A fine large format 18th-century sea chart of Bintan and Batam Islands, Indonesia, located on the Singapore Straits, published by the firm of Laurie & Whittle. Bintan Island (formerly known as Bintang) and the adjacent island of Batam (Bataam) are...


1798 - [Papua New Guinea, etc.] A New Chart of the Straits to the Westward of New Guinea; Comprehending The Straits of New Guinea, Revenge's or Galewo Straits, Pitt's or Sagewin Straits, Dampier's or Gamen Straits, with Bougainville's Passage . . . Captn. M. Hog

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Rare sea chart of West Papua, New Guinea, Waigeo, Pulau Raja, Pulau Sanjang, Pulau Aju, etc., published by Laurie & Whittle in London, based upon the surveys under the command of Captain Robert Williams aboard the Thames (1796 - 1797) and Captain...


1794 - The Cape Verd Islands, Laid down from the Remarks and Observations of Experienced Navigators, By Monsr. D'Apres de Mannevillette . . . 1794

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A finely detailed chart of the Cape Verde Islands off the Coast of Africa, which appeared in a later edition of the West India Atlas. This sheet of sea charts details the Cape Verde Islands. First settled by the Portuguese in 1462, it soon became a...