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Number: 724
Continent: Africa
Region: West
Place Names:
Year of Origin: 1728
Title: A New & Correct Chart Coast of Guinea from Cape Verde to Cape Negro.
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 48.0
Width: 58.8
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
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Cartographer: John Senex
Publisher: Nathaniel Cutler
Other Contributors: Daniel Defoe
Steven Parker
Edmund Halley
Northernmost Latitude: 15.75
Southernmost Latitude: -15.75
Westernmost Longitude: -24.0
Easternmost Longitude: 19.0
Measurement Notes: Prime Meridian Greenwich
Notes: Kapp; from "Atlas Maritimus et Commercialis" only published once.; Scarce sea chart of the west coast of Africa from Senegal to Angola, from the Atlas Maritimus & Commercialis . . . , published in London in 1728. This very rare work was a collaborative effort of a number of the leading cartographic and scientific names of the period, including Sir Edmund Halley, John Senex, Nathaniel Cutler, Steven Parker and Daniel Defoe, whose names are frequently associated with this work. The sea atlas was developed by Senex and Harris to compete with Mount & Page?s wildly popular English Pilot sea series. It was published under the name Atlas Maritimus et commercialis, or A general view of the world... (London: James and John Knapton et al., 1728) While the collaboration was impressive, the atlas never achieved the same commercial success. As such, the maps are quite scarce on the market. The full name of the book was the Atlas maritimus & commercialis, or, A general view of the world, so far as relates to trade and navigation : describing all the coasts, ports, harbours, and noted rivers ... : to which are added sailing directions for all the known coasts and islands on the globe, with a set of sea charts, some laid down after Mercator, but the greater part according to a new globular projection adapted for measuring scale and compass...the use of the projection justified by Dr. Halley. To which are subjoin'd two large hemispheres on the plane of the equinoctial containing all the stars in the Britannic catalogue: of great use to sailors for finding the latitude in the night / [by] Cutler, Nathaniel , et al.
Last updated: Feb 18, 2020