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subject : Nautical charts--Early works to 1800
Sea chart of the Atlantic Ocean and it's surrounding countries, is decorated with three compass roses with fleur-de-lys pointers and radiating rhumb lines.; Chart is the result of Edmund Halley's observations at the time and includes the names of all major harbors, islands, banks and shoals and was designed to show courses for ships crossing the Atlantic from Europe and Africa to North and South America and the Caribbean.
printed for James and John Knapton (etc) (publisher)
Senex, John d. 1740 (creator)
Title continues: "together with a view of the general and coasting trade winds, monsoons or the shifting trade winds with other considerable improvements &c. By Richd. Mount and Tho. Page on Great Tower Hill London."; Details direction of prevailing winds, between 30° N and 30° S.; Moll's experience with work on Halley's wind map of 1686 was utilized here.; Prime meridian: London.; Includes inset of the north polar view.
Moll, Herman, -1732. (creator)
Mount, Richard, -1722.; Page, Thomas, -1733.; R. Mount and T. Page. (contributor)
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