Rare East India Company chart case
By Anonymous , 1830

[East India Company Purser's Document and Chart Case].

  • 作者: Anonymous
  • 发布日期: c1830
  • 物理描述: Black leather purser's case, with some fine leather work, and brass clasp, brass plaque inscribed Mr F. H. Halpen H.E.I.C.S., lined in blue cloth.
  • 方面: 450 by 640 by 125mm (17.75 by 25.25 by 4.75 inches).
  • 库存参考: 2980


This fine leather case lined in blue cloth was the once the property of Mr F. H. Halpen (or Halpin), a purser aboard the East Indiaman Farquharson.

The Asiatic Journal records three voyages where Mr Halpin was purser:

1. 1828-29 – to Bengal and China
2. 1830-31 – to Bengal and China
3. 1832-33 – to Bombay and China.

The H.E.I.C.S. Farquharson at 1300 tons was one of the larger vessels chartered by the East India Company, she is known to have undertaken 6 voyages to the Far East, under the direction of Captain Christian Lockmer.