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1728. A New and Correct Chart of the Atlantick Ocean Reduced describing part of the Coasts of Europe Africa and America with their adjacent Islands

  • A New and Correct Chart of the Atlantick Ocean Reduced describing part of the Coasts of Europe Africa and America with their adjacent Islands

A New and Correct Chart of the Atlantick Ocean Reduced describing part of the Coasts of Europe Africa and America with their adjacent Islands information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 2184x1914 px
Disk Size: 
 1.03448MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 London

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  30.33 х 26.58
Printing at 150 dpi 
 14.56 х 12.76
Printing at 300 dpi 
 7.28 х 6.38

Rare Chart of the Atlantic from an Influential Atlas

Scarce early eighteenth-century English sea chart of the East Coast of North America, the Caribbean and the North Atlantic Ocean. The coasts of Europe and North Africa are also shown.

The chart is on a globular projection, most likely developed by the compilers of the atlas in which the chart featured.

Atlas Maritimus et Commercialis

This chart was included in an important English maritime atlas of the early-eighteenth century, the Atlas Maritimus et Commercialis. The atlas included a geography text, sailing directions, and sea charts. It was published by, among others, the Knapton brothers, who were also responsible for some of the bestselling voyage accounts of the early- to mid-eighteenth century, including those of William Dampier.

The atlas was published specifically to rival the English Pilot, a five-volume work that was published first by John Seller, and then by his son, Jeremiah, and his partner, Charles Price, and then by Mount & Page. To differentiate it from the competition, the Atlas was published in one volume. It also featured the western and southern coasts of the Americas, which were not included in the Pilot.

Much of the text of the work is attributed to Daniel Defoe who, in addition to writing Robinson Crusoe, was also an eager advocate of colonial expansion and overseas trade. The atlas is usually attributed to John Senex, John Harris, and Henry Wilson. Nathaniel Cutler is thought to have contributed to the charts and to have written the sailing directions, which Edmund Halley supposedly edited. Edmund Halley is also mentioned on the title page as approving the projection, which most likely refers to a globular projection developed by Senex, Harris, and Wilson.

In 2015, a complete example of the atlas sold for £27,500 at Christie's in London. While the collaboration was impressive, the atlas never achieved the same commercial success. As such, the charts are quite scarce on the market.

McCorkle 728.2. KAP.

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Item information:

Year of creation:
Size:
2184x1914 px
Disk:
1.03448MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
London
Author:
Edmund Halley. Nathaniel Cutler.
$9.99

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