A Map of the Coast of New England from Staten Island to the Island of Breton as it was actualy Survey'd by Capt. Cyprian Southack

Collection: Smith Sheet Map Collection

Title: A Map of the Coast of New England from Staten Island to the Island of Breton as it was actualy Survey'd by Capt. Cyprian Southack

Barcode: 4739

Purveyor: W. & J. Mount & T. Page,

Surveyor: Southack, Cyprian, 1662-1745

Region Depicted: New England · Massachusetts · Nova Scotia · Maritime Provinces · Maine · New Hampshire

Date Produced: circa 1775

Date Published: circa 1775

Language: English

Historical Context: Southack captained vessels in New England waters for 22 years. His New England Coasting Pilot (Boston, 1729-33) summarized the wealth of information he had collected about the coast, its hazards, and its currents. Southack's lists of sailing directions and eight charts guided ship's captains all the way from the Hudson River to Nova Scotia. Although criticized in the colonies as quite inaccurate, Southack's work was adopted by London chart makers. The present map was produced in 1744 by combining the eight charts from Southack's atlas into a single map; between 1775 and 1794 it was often reprinted in the principal English navigational manual for North America, The English Pilot, The Fourth Book.

Subjects: New England · Long Island (N.Y.) · Massachusetts · Nova Scotia · Maritime Provinces · Maine · New Hampshire · Nautical charts · W. & J. Mount & T. Page

Map Type: Nautical charts

Dimensions: 60 x 79 cm

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: Note below title: "Sold by I. Mount, T. Page & W. Mount. Tower Hill, London." From "The English Pilot, the Fourth Book" 1775-1794

Brief Description: Illustrated map of Canada and New England.

Physical Description: 1 Map

Insets: The Town of Boston in New England , A Chart of the Atlantic Ocean shewing the Situation of Nova Scotia with respect to the British Isles

Theme: From Colonies to Local Control: Mapping North America, 1494 to 1867

Collection/Donor: Smith

Permanent URL: http://www.oshermaps.org/map/4739.0001