The track of the ship Hannah rounding the Cape of Good Hope
By Anonymous , 1823

Track of the Ship Hannah John Lamb R. N. Commander Round the Cape of Good Hope in June & July 1822.

Africa Southern Africa
  • Author: Anonymous
  • Publication date: c1823
  • Physical description: Engraved chart, small tear along old fold to lower margin.
  • Dimensions: 420 by 200mm (16.5 by 7.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1171


Rare chart of the track of the ship Hannah rounding the Cape of Good Hope. Probably privately printed, only one other example known, in private hands.

Captain John Lamb (1790-1862) was a Royal Naval Officer who saw active service during the Napoleonic Wars. He retired from the Navy in 1814 on half-pay. He then joined the merchants Buckles, Bagster & Buchanan where he served as master of several ships involved in the convict trade from England to Australia. He would later settle with his family in Sydney and amassed a great fortune in the shipping and wool trades. In 1855 he retired to England, but missed his family so much that he returned to Sydney in 1857.