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Number: 2712
Continent: Africa
Region: East
Place Names: Madagascar, Mozambique
Year of Origin: 1700 (estimated)
Title: A New Draught of the Island of MADAGASCAR ats St. LORENZO with Augustin Bay and the Island of Mombass at Large.
Sub-Title: By Saml Thornton at the Sign of England Scotland and Ireland in the Minories London
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 32.2
Width: 52.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 4,000,000
Color Type: Full Color
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Cartographer: Samuel Thornton
Publisher: Samuel Thornton
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Northernmost Latitude: -11.0
Southernmost Latitude: -27.0
Westernmost Longitude: 31.8
Easternmost Longitude: 52.0
Measurement Notes: modern Greewich estimates
Notes: Later states of this map appeared in Mount & Page?s publication of the English Pilot, the Third Book, which was the definitive English-language sea chart book for the voyage to the East Indies when it was first introduced in the 17th century. Samuel Thornton (d. 1715) was the son of and heir to John Thornton, the preeminent English mapmaker of the last quarter of the 17th century. After John?s death in 1708, Samuel continued his business, updating the imprints to include his own name. After that, many of the plates passed to Richard Mount and Thomas Page.
Last updated: Aug 7, 2016