A new and accurate chart of the West Indies : with the adjacent coasts of North and South America


A new and accurate chart of the West Indies

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Title:
A new and accurate chart of the West Indies : with the adjacent coasts of North and South America
Description:
This chart was published in John Harris's "Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, or A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels". Although the chart also includes the eastern coast of the Americas, its main function was to aid in the navigation through the Caribbean Sea and around the West Indian islands. Currents were indicated by arrows and deeper waters by darker shading. The text scattered throughout the map is primarily historical in nature, mentioning, for example, Columbus' landing in San Salvador, and the British annexation of the Bahamas in 1707. Navigational advice was also provided, as well as a detailed description of how to carry cargo overland across Central America from "the South Sea" (the Pacific) to the "North Sea" (the Caribbean) and back to Europe. "Inconveniences" along the trade routes included rough trade winds and pirates.
Creator:
Bowen, Emanuel, d. 1767
Name on Item:
Drawn from the best authorities ... by Eman. Bowen.
Date:
1748
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Caribbean Area--Maps--Early works to 1800
West Indies--Maps--Early works to 1800
204719865
Places:
West Indies
Caribbean Sea
Publisher:
London : John Harris
Notes:
Relief shown pictorially.
Includes the coasts of North, America, Central America and South America.
Includes historical descrptions of areas presented.
Exhibited in “Faces and Places,” at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, October 2003 - September 2004. MB (BRL)
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 45 x 37 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given.
Language:
English
Identifier:
05_04_000142
Call #:
G4900 1748 .B69
Barcode:
39999052507850
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