Boston Harbour in New England


Boston Harbour in New England

Item Information

Title:
Boston Harbour in New England
Description:
This is the first printed chart of Boston Harbor. It appeared only in the 1689 and 1698 editions of The English Pilot, The Fourth Book. Seller's publication became the most popular navigational manual for ships sailing to the New World during the 18th century. It was constantly updated with 37 editions appearing between 1689 and 1794. This rather simple diagram of the harbor was quickly replaced with a chart based on a new and more detailed survey of the harbor and bay. The new chart appeared in various editions of The English Pilot published by Mount and Page from approximately 1707 to 1732.
Creator:
Seller, John, fl. 1658-1698
Contributor:
Southack, Cyprian, 1662-1745
Date:
[1689]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--Massachusetts--Boston Harbor--Early works to 1800
Boston Harbor (Mass.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
MassachusettsBoston Harbor
Publisher:
London : Seller
Notes:
Oriented with north to the right.
Depths shown by soundings.
Relief shown pictorially.
Extent:
1 chart ; 41 x 25 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001151
Barcode:
39999052508676
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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