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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

THORNTON, John. [Early English chart of the environs of Chesapeake Bay]
Virginia, Maryland, Pennsilvania, East & West New Jersey. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. Two sheets conjoined, total 510 x 800mm. A good impression.
A large chart of the coasts around Chesapeake Bay, orientated with north to the right, showing from Staten Island south to Cape Henry, marking Philadelphia and Baltimore. It was drawn by John Thornton after the chart by Augustine Herman, with additions from other sources. Herman (c,1621-1686), a Bohemian cartographer, worked for Cecil Calvert (1605-75), 2nd Baron Baltimore, the first Proprietor of the Province of Maryland. As a reward he was allowed to establish a plantation, 'Bohemian Manor', now Chesapeake City, Maryland, shown on this chart. Thorton's version was first published in the 1689 edition of 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources. Mount and Page had this new plate engraved in 1742 . See BURDEN: 667.
[Ref: 15467]    £5,000.00 ($6,600 • €5,600 rates)


THORNTON, John. [Early English chart of Carolina]
A New Mapp of Carolina. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 430 x 520mm. A very good example.
An important English sea chart of the coasts of Carolina from Cape Charles south to near Hilton Head, orientated with north to the right. An inset detail shows the approaches to Charleston. The chart was first published in the 1689 edition of '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. Despite the numerous errors it remained the most popular chart of the area for well over fifty years. See SHIRLEY: Maps in the Atlases of the British Library, M.M&P-5c for an edition of the following year.
[Ref: 15471]    £4,250.00 ($5,610 • €4,760 rates)


 Canada 

THORNTON, John. [An early English chart of northern Canada with Hudson's Bay]
A New and Correct Chart of the North Part of America from New Found Land to Hudson's Bay. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 440 x 560mm. Repairs to top edge, affecting printed border.
A chart of northern Canada, with Hudson's Bay, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. It shows the English obsession with finding the North-West Passage to the East Indies, with Hudson's Bay full of English names despite the early date. Of interest are the names of the three original Hudson's Bay Company forts, at Albany (founded 1679), Moose (here 'Mouse') River and Rupert's River. Further south the French-dominated areas around the St Lawrence are depicted only vaguely, without the Great Lakes, indicative of the blanket ban on British shipping by the French. The chart was compiled by John Thornton (1641-1708) and first published in his 'Atlas Maritimus' in 1704. 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. See SHIRLEY: Maps in the Atlases of the British Library, M.M&P-5c for an edition of the following year.
[Ref: 15550]    £600.00 ($792 • €672 rates)


 West Indies 

THORNTON, John. [A British sea chart of Jamaica]
The Island of Jamaica. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 410 x 530mm. A dark impression.
A chart of Jamaica with an inset of Port Royal. First published c.1700, this example comes from Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources.
[Ref: 15697]    £750.00 ($990 • €840 rates)


THORNTON, John. [A scarce English chart of Antigua]
A Large draught of the Island Antegua. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. Coloured. 260 x 330mm, set in text.
First published c.1700, this example comes from Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources.
[Ref: 16549]    £370.00 ($488 • €414 rates)


THORNTON, John. [An 18th century chart of Barbados]
Barbados. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 290 x 260mm, set in text.
A sea chart of the coasts of Barbados, with a letterpress description of the island and a woodcut coastal profile underneath, from Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources. It was original published by Thornton on the same plate as a chart of Bermuda, but for some reason the charts were separated, with the original title for Barbados also cut.
[Ref: 16951]    £480.00 ($634 • €538 rates)


 Bermuda 

THORNTON, John. [A scarce English chart of Bermuda]
Bermudas London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. Irregular plate, at most 295 x 225mm, set in a page of text.
A chart of Bermuda, first published in Thornton's 'English Pilot, The Fourth Book...' in 1689. Originally it shared a plate with a map of Barbados but in the edition of 1728 the maps had been separated and each was printed on a text sheet. The cut followed the engraved border between the two, so this map has an unusual arc in the right side of the plate. On the reverse of the sheet is a text headed 'A Desciption of Bermudos (or the Summer Islands) , with a note 'I would advise every one to take special Care upon this Coast, for there are abundance of Rocks which are very dangerous'. PALMER: p.24. Plate XXVIII for uncut plate.
[Ref: 15633]    £1,800.00 ($2,376 • €2,016 rates)


  ASIA 
 Indonesia 

THORNTON, John. [Borneo]
A Large Draught of the South Part of Borneo. London, Samuel Thornton, c. 1711. 435 x 525mm. Narrow margins at top and bottom.
Uncommon sea chart, published in Thornton's 'English Pilot The Third Book', concentrating on oriental navigation. Marked are Banjarmasin and Pulau Laut.
[Ref: 9384]    £300.00 ($396 • €336 rates)


  AFRICA 
 African Islands 

THORNTON, John. [A scarce English sea chart of the Canaries]
A Chart of the Coast of Barbaria with the Western, Canaria, & Cape de Verd, Isles... London, Samuel Thornton, c. 1711. 435 x 530mm. Narrow margins.
Showing from southern Portugal to Gambia, with insets of Maderia & Tenerife. Published in Thornton's 'English Pilot... The Third Book', concentrating on oriental navigation.
[Ref: 9413]    £950.00 ($1,254 • €1,064 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 
 England 

THORNTON, John. [An important chart of the English Channel]
A New & Correct draught of the Channell between England & France Shewing ye Sands Shoales depth of Water & Anchorage on ye said Coasts with the setting of the tydes and the time of High Water as observed by Cap.t Edm. Halley. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1747. Two sheets conjined, total 450 x 820mm. Narrow margins top and bottom due to the size of the chart.
A detailed chart of the English Channel based on the observations carried out in 1701 by Edmond Halley. It shows from the Scilly Islands to the Straits of Dover, with insets of the Thames Estuary, the Scilly Islands and the Solent. It was first published in Thornton's 'Atlas Maritimus', with a dedication to Admiral of the Fleet Cloudesley Shovell, ironically placed next to the Scilly Islands inset, where Shovell's fleet famously ran around, prompting the institution of the Longitude Prize. This example was published in an edition of Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The First Book'.
[Ref: 15574]    £1,100.00 ($1,452 • €1,232 rates)


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