A Large Chart of Part of the Coast of India from Bombay to Bassalore ...
THORNTON John ([ca. 1730].)
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Copper engraving, 435 x 535 mm. A few small stains, slightly dust-soiled, margins darkened, ms number to top right corner. A good example. [London: Mount & Page],
This chart was prepared for the First Edition of John Thornton's The English Pilot. The Third Book, a pilot guide with charts describing the sea-route round Africa to the East Indies and Far East, the first volume of its kind published anywhere in Europe.
This is the third state of the chart with the imprint of Samuel Thornton erased, but not replaced; the plate had passed to Mount and Page after the death of Samuel Thornton in 1715 who made the alteration.
Stock Code: 226031