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Number: 3123
Continent: Africa
Region: West
Place Names: Atlantic Ocean
Year of Origin: 1808
Title: A Chart of the Atlantic or Western Ocean . . . Wherein is delineated the Track of his Majesty's Fleet, Commanded by the late Viscount Nelson . . . (with) A Chart of the Ethiopic or Southern Ocean, and Part of the Pacific Ocean . . .Shewing the Tracks of the Warley, East Indiaman, outward & ...
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 116.0
Width: 88.5
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Large
Scale: 1 : 12,333,300
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: William Faden
I. Foss Dessiou
Engraver: R. Penny
John Roper
Other Contributors: Lord Nelson
Northernmost Latitude: 59.3
Southernmost Latitude: -56.3
Westernmost Longitude: -90.0
Easternmost Longitude: 20.0
Measurement Notes: on map
Notes: [Source Rudermann] Rare Set of Charts of the Atlantic Ocean by William Faden and Foss Dessiou, Master of the Royal Navy constructed from observations on voyages in 1805 and 1806, and North half drawn 1807 and South half completed and published 1808; Rare separately issued pair of sea charts of the Atlantic Ocean, illustrating a number of important British Expeditions across the Atlantic in the years prior to the publication of the charts. The Northern Chart shows the route taken by Lord Nelson in pursuit of the French and Spanish Fleets in 1805, which culminated in the Battle of Trafalgar. The northern chart notes that it was copied directly from Nelson's orginal manuscript map under Nelson's special direciton and offered to the public as a slight tribute of an Individual to His Lordship's Fame & Memory. The map shows the track of the HMS Victory to the West Indies and back to West Africa in 1805, and the Track of the Warley to the Coast of Africa and the Cape Verde Islands, in the same year. There is one manuscript note in red, illustrating a lighthouse off the coast of Cape St. Vincent in Portugal. The Southern Chart shows the route of the Warly back and forth across the Southern Atlantic Ocean in 1805 and 1806.
Last updated: Sep 30, 2017