An actual survey of the sea coast from New York to the I. Cape Briton


An actual survey of the sea coast from New York to the I. Cape Briton

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Title:
An actual survey of the sea coast from New York to the I. Cape Briton : with tables of the direct and thwart courses & distances from place to place
Description:
Cyprian Southack first published this enormous chart in book form between 1729 and 1734 as The New England Coasting Pilot. This is a later version, with additions including inset charts of Boston Bay, Casco Bay, and New York Harbor. The chart bears many autobiographical notes, such as Southack's 1717 voyage to Wellfleet to salvage the wreck of the pirate ship Whydah. A contemporary writer dismissed the chart as "one continued error, and … of pernicious consequence in trade and navigation." Yet it remains a monument of colonial mapmaking, being vastly more informative than any earlier effort to map New England's coast.
Creator:
Southack, Cyprian, 1662-1745
Creator:
Herbert, William, 1718-1795
Creator:
Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794
Name on Item:
by Capt. Cyprian Southack.
Date:
[1758?]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--Atlantic Coast (North America)--Early works to 1800
Coasts--New England--Maps--Early works to 1800
Coasts--Maritime Provinces--Maps--Early works to 1800
Nautical charts--New York Harbor (N.Y. and N.J.)--Early works to 1800
Atlantic Coast (North America)--Maps--Early works to 1800
North Atlantic Ocean--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
North America (area)
New England (area)
Atlantic Ocean
Publisher:
[London] : Printed and sold by Wm. Herbert under the Piazzas on London Bridge & Robt. Sayer facing Fetter Lane, Fleet Street
Notes:
Depths shown by soundings.
Shows longitude east and west from Boston.
"Illustrated with particular plans of the harbours of New York, Boston, Canso [i.e. Casco] Bay & Annopolis [sic] Royal, on a larger scale, as also, a new chart of the Atlantic Ocean."
Includes distance charts, notes, decorative cartouche, and insets of New York and Boston harbors, Casco Bay, Annapolis Royal, and the Atlantic Ocean from the equator to N 60⁰.
Cataloging, conservation, and digitization made possible in part by The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Extent:
1 map on 4 sheets : hand col. ; 105 x 248 cm., sheets 108 x 64 cm. or smaller.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:585,000].
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_007197
Call #:
G3321.P5 1758 .S67
Barcode:
39999065671537
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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