A Globular Chart shewing the Errors of Plain, and the Defiencyes of Mercators Sailing, and Discovering the true Navigation according to the Globe. John HARRIS, John, SENEX, Henry WILSON.

A Globular Chart shewing the Errors of Plain, and the Defiencyes of Mercators Sailing, and Discovering the true Navigation according to the Globe.

London: James & John Knapton, 1728.

Sea chart. Engraving with hand color outline. Image measures 19" x 23.75".

An alternate projection of the globe as a flat map to the prevailing Mercator Projection. Includes rhumb lines and coastal details. Published in Nathaniel Cutler's "A general coasting pilot". Bottom border missing. Chipping along edges. Sir Edmond Halley (1656--1742) was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist known for computing the orbit of the eponymous Halley's Comet. He was the second Astronomer Royal in Britain after John Flamsteed. John Senex (1678 to1740) was an English cartographer, engraver and explorer who worked prominently in the 18th century. He is especially known for his maps of the world, some of which have added elevations and minuscule detailed engravings. Globular Projection maps were invented by Halley, Harris and Senex.

Binding: Unbound
Condition: Very Good
Language: English

Price: $250.00

Item #204380