A chart of the South Sea


A chart of the South Sea

Item Information

Title:
A chart of the South Sea
Description:
Map of the Pacific Ocean, being the first English map of the Pacific Ocean, loosely based on Jansson's 1650 map of the Pacific but much updated with additional coverage of the Gulf Coast and the southeastern coast of the United States. California is depicted as an island off the coast of Nova Granada and Nova Hispania but the Americas are heavily annotated with placenames, particularly the west coast of both continents. The map features details based on discoveries such as States Land [i.e. New Zealand] discovered by Abel Tasman in 1642 with 9 placenames; in the northwest appears Iapan [i.e. Japan], the land of Eso [possibly Sakhalin] and Companies Land, and the Isles of Ladrones [i.e. northern Mariana Islands]. The map features the discovery of significant numbers of Pacific islands including those discovered by the Spanish explorer Hernand Galego in 1576 and Magellan in 1519 as well as those discovered by Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten in 1615-16. The map also features a limited part of Nova Guinea [i.e. New Guinea and Carpentaria conjoined] with 13 placenames as well as the southern coastline of Anthony Van Dieman's Land [i.e. Tasmania] with 8 place names.
Creator:
Seller, John, fl. 1658-1698
Name on Item:
by John Seller ; Dundee, sculp.
Date:
[1672?]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--Pacific Ocean--Early works to 1800
Coasts--America--Maps--Early works to 1800
Pacific Ocean--Discovery and exploration--Maps--Early works to 1800
Pacific Coast (America)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
Pacific Ocean
Publisher:
London : John Seller
Notes:
Appears in the author's Atlas maritimus, or A book of charts. London : John Seller, [1672?]
Cataloging, conservation, and digitization made possible in part by The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Atlas scanned by Internet Archive http://archive.org/details/atlasmaritimusor00sell
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 43 x 54 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:50,000,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_008267
Call #:
G1059 .S45 1672
Barcode:
30000003778580
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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