1775. unbound. Sea Chart. Engraving with hand colored outline. Image measure 19.75'' x 26.5''. Page measures 21.5" x 28.75"
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.