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Rare plan of the area around Pensacola, based upon a survey by Bernard Romans in 1771, prior to the American Revolution.

The map shows extensive soundings, anchorages, the town of Pensacola, Moores, Santa Rosa Sound, Santa Rosa Island, Grand Lagoon, Perdido River, Indian Point, East Lagoon, Deer Point, Red Cliff (including a signal point), New Augusta, and a number of other place names,

Sayer & Bennett Biography

Sayer & Bennett refers to the partnership of Robert Sayer (ca. 1724-1794) and John Bennett (fl. 1760-d.1787), which lasted between 1774 and 1783. Bennett had been Sayer’s apprentice. The pair specialized in American atlases, based on the work of Thomas Jefferys, who plates had been acquired by Sayer when Jefferys went bankrupt in 1766. They also began publishing navigational charts in the 1780s and quickly became the largest supplier of British charts in the trade. However, in 1783 Bennett lost control of his mental faculties and the partnership dissolved as a result. Sayer’s business was later passed to his employees, Robert Laurie and James Whittle.