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A chart of the sea coast of New Foundland[...] | by Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL
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A chart of the sea coast of New Foundland[...]

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Author: Thornton, John

Publisher: Sold by W. & I. Mount & T. Page

Date: [1713].

Location: Maritime Provinces


Scale: Scale not given.

Call Number: G3320 1713.T56


Thorntons chart of the north and mid-Atlantic coast of colonial North America was the standard used by English sailors for almost a century. It first appeared in 1689 in the first edition of The English Pilot, The Fourth Book, replacing John Sellers chart of 1675. The second issue of the map, with slight changes, appeared in 1713, after which the chart was issued unchanged for seventy-one years. This example is rare for its contemporary color, unusual in the English Pilot series. The chart showed all English ports in the Northeast, including Boston, Charlestown, and Dorchester.

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Taken on July 10, 2008