Carte réduite des costes occidentale d'Afrique : seconde feuille, depuis le Cap Bojador jusqu' a la Riviere de Sierra Leona, pour le service des Vaisseaux du Roy


Carte réduite des costes occidentale d'Afrique

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Title:
Carte réduite des costes occidentale d'Afrique : seconde feuille, depuis le Cap Bojador jusqu' a la Riviere de Sierra Leona, pour le service des Vaisseaux du Roy
Description:
This chart predates the standardization of the measurement of longitude from the Greenwich Meridian, located near London. During the 18th century, map makers could choose one of several points from which to measure longitude. In fact, this chart provides references to five meridians: Paris, London (Greenwich), Ferro (western most of the Canary Islands), Tenerife (largest of The Canary Islands), and Cape Lizard (a southwestern peninsula of England). Prepared in the portolan-style, this chart contrasts nicely with modern navigational charts of the same region. They both have the same function -- to safely guide sailors through complicated and sometimes treacherous coastal waters.
Creator:
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772
Creator:
France. Dépôt des cartes et plans de la marine.
Name on Item:
dréssée au Depot des Cartes Plans et Journaux de la marine ... par le Sr. Bellin.
Date:
[1765]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--Africa, West--Early works to 1800
Africa, West--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
West Africa (area)
Publisher:
Paris : [s.n.]
Edition:
Corr. to 1765.
Notes:
First published in 1758.
Relief shown pictorially.
Depths shown by soundings.
Exhibited in “Faces and Places,” at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, October 2003 - September 2004. MB (BRL)
Extent:
1 map ; 92 x 56 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:2,720,000]
Language:
French
Identifier:
06_01_000071
Call #:
G8735 1765 .B4
Barcode:
39999052507355
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