A chart of the sea coast of New Foundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, with Virginia and Maryland


A chart of the sea coast of New Foundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, with Virginia and Maryland

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Title:
A chart of the sea coast of New Foundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, with Virginia and Maryland
Description:
First published in 1689, John Thornton's chart of the north Atlantic seacoast illustrates the type of nautical charts available to navigators in the Fourth Book of the English Pilot, which was the standard resource for mariners at the time. The charts were flawed with numerous inaccuracies, and did not provide enough detail to have been truly beneficial to those sailing close to the shore. Many ships were damaged off the coasts of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia because accurate and comprehensive charts of the area were not available to those navigating to Canada from England. Featured here is state one from plate II. This new plate contains mainly bibliographical changes. This example is rare for its contemporary color, unusual in the English Pilot series. The chart showed all English ports in the Northeast, including Boston, Charlestown, and Dorchester.
Creator:
Thornton, John, 1641-1708
Date:
[1713]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--Atlantic Coast (U.S.)--Early works to 1800
Nautical charts--Maritime Provinces--Early works to 1800
Maritime Provinces--Maps--Early works to 1800
Northeastern States--Maps--Early works to 1800
Middle Atlantic States--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
Middle Atlantic (area)
CanadaPrince Edward Island (province)
Northeastern United States (area)
Publisher:
London : Sold by W. & I. Mount & T. Page
Notes:
Depths shown by soundings.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 46 x 58 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001226
Barcode:
39999052508536
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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