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A correct map of the coast of New England

Author: Southack, Cyprian
Publisher: Mount, Jno. & Tho. Page
Date: 1758
Location: Atlantic Coast (New England), Boston Harbor (Mass.), New England

Dimensions: 47.0 x 107.0 cm.
Scale: Scale not given
Call Number: MAPPING BOSTON COLLECTION

 
DESCRIPTION

A large fold-out chart of the New England coast appeared from 1732 to 1760 in ''The English Pilot, The Fourth Book'', the standard 18th-century British navigational guide to American waters. ''The English Pilot'', a continually updated collection of charts, was published in numerous editions for 100 years beginning in 1689. It was used primarily by American and English captains sailing in the Caribbean waters and along the east coast of North America. Reduced from a chart published in 1729 by Boston ship captain and America's earliest chart maker Cyprian Southack, this particular chart shows the northeastern coast from Long Island to New Scotland (Nova Scotia). It includes an inset of Boston Harbor, one of the few harbor maps published during this period of rapid expansion in Boston.

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