A chart of the Atlantick Ocean describing the Coast of Africa from Cape Teffalana to Cape Formosa


A chart of the Atlantick Ocean describing the Coast of Africa from Cape Teffalana to Cape Formosa

Item Information

Title:
A chart of the Atlantick Ocean describing the Coast of Africa from Cape Teffalana to Cape Formosa
Description:
This portolan-style chart, with two colorful compass roses and radiating rhumb lines, undoubtedly dates from the early 18th century. It was apparently part of a series of charts prepared to aid sailors in navigating the Atlantic trade routes along western Africa. The geographic area depicted on this chart covers the North Atlantic from the Canary to the Cape Verde Islands and the west coast of Africa including portions of the present-day countries of Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, and Gambia.
Date:
1725
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--Atlantic Ocean--Early works to 1800
Atlantic Ocean--Maps--Early works to 1800
Atlantic Coast (Africa)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
Atlantic Ocean
Publisher:
London : [s.n.]
Notes:
Exhibited in “Faces and Places,” at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, October 2003 - September 2004. MB (BRL)
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 59 x 49 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given.
Language:
English
Identifier:
05_04_000144
Call #:
G9101.P5 1725 .C4
Barcode:
39999052510003
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