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Stock# 51862
Description

Striking 2 sheet chart of the English Channel, Bay of Biscaya, etc.

The chart includes a number of coastal details, soundings, rhumb lines, etc. In addition, the routes of several historcally important voyages are shown.

Condition Description
MInor soiling at joinder of the two sheets.
William Faden Biography

William Faden (1749-1836) was a prominent London mapmaker and publisher. He worked in close partnership with the prolific Thomas Jeffreys from 1773 to 1776. In 1783, Faden assumed ownership of the Jeffreys firm and was named Geographer to the King in the same year. Faden specialized in depictions of North America and also commanded a large stock of British county maps, which made him attractive as a partner to the Ordnance Survey; he published the first Ordnance map in 1801. The Admiralty also admired his work and acquired some of his plates which were re-issued as official naval charts. After retiring in 1823 the lucrative business passed to James Wyld, a former apprentice.