Highly detailed plan of the Bay of Matanzas on the Island of Cuba, from the the English Pilot, Fourth Book, published by Mount & Page. The English Pilot was one of the most important and enduring privately published sea atlases. First published by John Seller in the late 17th Century, the atlas of working sea charts was expanded and published on a continuous basis by various publishers until 1803. The maps were intended as working sea charts. While mariners often complained of their inaccuracies, there is no question that they were of tremendous commerical and navigational importance during the 18th Century. This detailed plan includes the location of Plantations Houses, Rivers, a bridge, soundings, anchorages and other coastal details. Includes rhumblines and a scale of miles.
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