Archibald Blair

Archibald Blair ( * before 1771, † 1815 in Bayford, Hertfordshire ) was a marine surveyor in the British East India Company.

Blair worked mainly in the Indian Ocean. There he named Port Cornwallis in the Andaman Islands, which was later renamed Port Blair. His name also appears on nautical charts as Blair 's Harbour, from the exploration of the South China Sea. His own records of 1805 of the Malay Peninsula describe the place as A Good Harbour, although an earlier map 1793, already Blair 's Harbour, known as Plan of.


  • Cartographer (18th century)
  • Cartographer (19th Century )
  • Briton
  • Born in the 18th century
  • Died in 1815
  • Man