A new chart of America with the harbors of New York, Boston, &c


A new chart of America with the harbors of New York, Boston, &c

Item Information

Title:
A new chart of America with the harbors of New York, Boston, &c
Description:
Heather, a London engraver and chart maker, published this two-sheet chart of the American coast, along with his Pilot for the Atlantic Ocean, at the end of the 18th century. The chart displays detailed coastal topography, depth soundings, and tidal and current information from Virginia to Maine. Its most attractive features are the elaborate calligraphy displayed in the title and the fine series of insets depicting New York Harbor, the Delaware River and Bay, and Boston Bay.
Creator:
Heather, William, 1764-1812
Engraver:
Stephenson, J.
Contributor:
Norie, J. W. (John William), 1772-1843
Contributor:
Heather and Williams
Name on Item:
drawn from the latest authorities by W. Heather, 1799 ; Stephenson sculp. ; drawn by J. Norie
Date:
1799
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--Atlantic Coast (U.S.)--Early works to 1800
Atlantic Coast (U.S.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
Northeastern United States (area)
Middle Atlantic (area)
Publisher:
London : Heather and Williams
Notes:
Depths shown by soundings. Relief in selected areas shown pictorially.
In lower left margin: Drawn by J. Norie, teacher of navigation, Leadenhall Street, London.
"Published as the Act directs, June 1st 1799, by Heather and Williams, at the Navigation Warehouse, No. 157, Leadenhall Street."
Oriented with north toward the upper right.
Originally printed on 2 sheets which have been assembled to form a single long sheet.
Described in: Faupel's Americana 89 [dealer's catalog], no. 180.
Extent:
1 map ; 62 x 154 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:725,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001155
Barcode:
39999052508098
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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