Samuel Dunn. “A Compleat Map of the East Indies”.
A handsome British map of India and the East Indies by Samuel Dunn (d. 1794). Besides being a mapmaker, Dunn was a sometimes publisher of maps and atlases, a mathematician, and teacher, who advertised his profession as “S. Dunn Teacher of the Mathematicks London. Boards Young Gentlemen, & Teacheth Penmanship, Merch’ts Acc’ts, Navigation, Fortification, Astronomy &c. Chelsea.” Dunn’s mathematical inclinations are demonstrated on the precision of this fine map which shows the southern regions of Asia to the northern regions of Sumatra and Borneo. Topography and political features are precisely engraved and then original color applied to indicate the colonial power which held claim to the different islands and countries.