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GAUDY. John. [An early English chart of south eastern Newfoundland]
A Chart Shewing Part of the Sea Coast of New Foundland From ye Bay of Bulls to little Plecentia exactly and Carefully lay'd down by John Gaudy. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 445 x 560mm. Narrow top margin due to the size of the chart.
A chart of the south-eastern part of Newfoundland, marking Placentia and Trepassey, with an inset detail of Trepassey Harbour. The chart was compiled by Lieutenant John Gaudy in 1716, as the British took possession of Newfoundland after the Treaty of Utrecht (1713) ended the War of the Spanish Succession, and engraved by Samuel Parker. This example was published in an edition of Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation... Also, a New Description of Newfoundland, New-England, New-York, East and West New Jersey, Dellevar-Bay, Virginia, Maryland, and Carolina'. This was the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources. Gaudy's chart remained the best chart of the area until James Cook mapped Newfoundland in the 1760s. See SHIRLEY: Maps in the Atlases of the British Library, M.M&P-5c for an edition of the following year.
[Ref: 15565]    £600.00 ($853 • €689 rates)

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