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Number: 1803
Continent: Africa
Region: West
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Year of Origin: 1675
Title: A Chart of the Seacoasts from the Landsend of England to Cape Bonna Esperanca.
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Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 42.2
Width: 54.7
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 18,093,000
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: John Seller
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Northernmost Latitude: 40.0
Southernmost Latitude: -35.0
Westernmost Longitude: -25.0
Easternmost Longitude: 36.0
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: Joppen; from the 'English Pilot' and the 'Atlas Maritimus'; Copper plate sea-chart with cartouch and coat of arms from slave trade era including coastal ports and sea routes, dedicated to the Royal African Company of England. In 1671 London mapmaker John Seller (1630-1697) began work on a English Pilot which he intended to challenge the Dutch dominance in the market of sea charts. Intended as four books but Seller lacked the necessary capital to complete the undertaking, and in 1679 sold his rights to William Fisher and John Thornton (1641-1708), the hydrographer to the English East India Company. They were then joined by Richard Mount who married Fisher's daughter, and then in partnership with Richard Page as Mount and Page issuing editions of the English Pilot until 1794; scale measured from Equator to Tropic of Cancer;
Last updated: Dec 15, 2009