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Nice example of the early sea chart of the northeastern Coastlline of the British Colonies in North America originally issued by John Thornton in 1689.

John Thornton's general chart of New England was isssued in The English Pilot - The Fourth Book for almost a century. Two plates were engraved over the long life of the chart; the first in 1698 and the second in 1749. This second plate can be distinguished from the first by the drapery around the cartouche and slight change in the title from "New Found Land" to "New
Foundland."

Published by the London firm of Mount & Page, The English Pilot - The Fourth Book was the "first wholly English sea-atlas of American waters."

Reference
McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps, #698.6; Verner 29.