A Large Chart of Part of the Coast of India from Point Pedro to Armegon ...
THORNTON John ([ca. 1730].)
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Copper engraving, 435 x 535 mm. [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.
The south-eastern coast of India from the northern tip of Ceylon to Armegon.
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: 226033