George Robertson in the China Sea
The Honourable East India Company, or HEIC, was staffed by
devoted officers who travelled the world on the company's ships on
a mission of crucial importance: to chart, in all the seas known to
man, the reefs, currents, position of ports, rivers and natural
bays, etc. By doing so, they created precise maps to ensure that
future expeditions would avoid catastrophe and return to Europe
with their precious cargo intact.