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A New Mapp of the North part of America from Hudson Straights commanly call'd the Nor West Passage. Including Newfoundland New Scotland New England Virginia Maryland & Carolena.
Made and sold by John Thornton at the signe of England, Scotland & Ireland in the Minories,, London, 1673. Thornton's first published chart Double-page engraved map (432 by 554mm to the neatline, full margins showing the platemark). Separately issued, and exceptionally rare, this is Thornton's first published chart; the first printed map to show the activities of the Hudson's Bay Company; and the second printed map to show features of Lederer's discoveries. "This map, formerly dated tentatively 'ca. 1680,' was advertised for sale in the London Gazette for 20-24 February 1673." (Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps, 89). A superb map of New England, Hudson Bay, eastern Canada, with an inset of the American southeast and mid-Atlantic coastline within a fine asymmetrical rococo cartouche lower left, and the title within another upper right, decorated with native animals, a galleon and three compass roses. The inset of the southern colonies is not some "casual insertion, some effort has been put into making the map as up to date as possible. . . The results of Lederer's recent voyages published in 1672 are incorporated here with the inclusion of Savana and Deserta Arenosa" (Burden 432). John Thornton was one of the leading English chart-makers, active between 1667 and 1708. He was apprenticed to John Burston in the Draper's Company in 1656; at the time, and despite the name, the Draper's Company was the epicentre for the leading makers of manuscript charts in England, with Burston a prominent figure in the so called "Thames school", and Thornton emerges as a skilled practitione … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Daniel Crouch Rare Books LLP [London, United Kingdom]
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