The Cape Verd Islands : laid down from the remarks and observations of experienced navigators


The Cape Verd Islands

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Title:
The Cape Verd Islands : laid down from the remarks and observations of experienced navigators
Description:
Published by Robert Laurie and James Whittle, London mapmakers and engravers who were active in the early 1800s, this navigational chart used rhumb or directional lines to assist navigators in plotting their course to and from the Cape Verde Islands. The chart is based on observations recorded by the prolific French mapmaker Jean Baptiste d'Apres de Mannevillette. The headland views or coastal silhouettes in the upper right and the lower insets of the map assisted sailors in identifying the various islands as they approached from the sea. The sidebar on the left even included tips for sailors, for example, "as you head into the Bay it is necessary to have the top gallant sails furled..." Upon entering Praya Bay on the island of St. Iago, the navigator could refer to the depth chart in the upper left corner to make a safe passage.
Creator:
Après de Mannevillette, Jean-Baptiste-Nicolas-Denis d', 1707-1780
Name on Item:
by Mons. d'Après de Mannevillete.
Date:
1794
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--Cape Verde--Early works to 1800
Harbors--Cape Verde--Maps--Early works to 1800
Coasts--Cape Verde--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Cape Verde--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
Cape Verde
Publisher:
London : Laurie & Whittle
Notes:
Depths shown by soundings.
Includes insets of Praya Bay and a view of the English road in the island of mayo, and a larger view of Praya Bay in the island of St. Jago taken from the eastern point.
Exhibited in “Faces and Places,” at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, October 2003 - September 2004. MB (BRL)
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 29 x 53 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given.
Language:
English
Identifier:
05_04_000147
Call #:
G9160 1794 .A6
Barcode:
39999052507132
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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