A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland, drawn from a Great Number of Hydrographical Surveys, Chiefly from those of Chabert, Cook and Fleurieu, Connected and Ascertained by Astronimical Observations.

JEFFERYS, Thomas

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Date Published: 1775

Description: Sea Chart. Engraving with hand colored outline. Image measure 19.75'' x 26.5''. Page measures 21.5" x 28.75".

Comments: Newfoundland was ceded to the British following the French and Indian War. After which maps were commissioned due to worries over access to the the important fur trade in the region. This map features the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, one of the most heavily fished areas of the world. Includes three ship illustrations representing the voyages of Chabert, Cook and Fleurieu, astronomical observations on which the chart is based, as well as depths and rhumb lines. This edition was published by Robert Sayer and John Bennett in 1775. It has minor foxing but is in very good condition. Thomas Jefferys (1710-1771) was one of the most important and prolific mapmakers of his era with particular focus on North America.

Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Maps

Book ID: 253044


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Howdy and Happy Fourth of July. Just want to let you know that the Dick Grace book came. A nice copy, as promised. Grace was quite a fellow: the only person I ever heard of who crashed planes for a living and died of old age. I was in The Argosy once, years ago, 1997 or so. Hope to get in again one of these days, but NYC is a long way from here. Thanks again for helping me out with this. Best - Bob H.
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