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MOUNT, RICHARD - The English Pilot

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Description: The English Pilot. Describing the Sea-Coasts, Capes, Head-Lands... Rivers and Ports in the Whole Northern Navigation…

MOUNT, RICHARD - The English Pilot
Author: MOUNT, RICHARD

Price: £16,500

MOUNT, RICHARD & PAGE, Thomas
The English Pilot. Describing the Sea-Coasts, Capes, Head-Lands... Rivers and Ports in the Whole Northern Navigation...
£16,500
Folio (478 x 305mm.), W. and J. Mount, T. Page, 1756, Contemporary calf, woodcut Royal arms on title, 31 engraved maps (mostly of the coast of Scandinavia and the Baltic, 26 double-page, 5 folding, woodcut coastal profiles and illustrations in the text.

The English Pilot was an important British sea-atlas published from 1671 to 1803. Initially published by John Seller, publication of the atlas changed hands periodically, with other publishers including Charles Price, John Thornton, and the Mount & Page firm. The charts from the English Pilot were intended as working charts so there was an effort to make them accurate, although predictably, many seamen complained that the charts were consistently out of date and that changes were slow to appear, a charge levelled at virtually every British, French and American Chart maker, including the respective governments of these nations. Ironically, it was in no small part due to the proprietary nature of the information included in the maps and sailing directions that there was a tendency for commercial pilots to pass the information from mariner to chart-maker more slowly than might otherwise have been the case, although the chart makers on the Thames and otherwise were undoubtedly reluctant to immediately make each and every necessary correction, for fear of undermining the economic viability of their businesses. [NMM 3 424]
Sea Atlases; Maps; Illustrated; Baltic; Exploration. Stock No. 6040
  • Number: 1950085
  • Dealer: Bruce Marshall Cheltenham UK







 
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