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The English Pilot. The Fourth Book. Describing the West-India Navigation, from Hudsons-Bay to the River Amazones.

MOUNT (William); PAGE (Thomas).

London, Printed for J. Mount and T. Page, 1765. 1765 1 vol in-plano (478 x 312 mm) de: 1 carte dépliante en frontispice ; 68 pp. (marquées 66, dont titre et descriptions accompagnées de schémas de côtes gravés sur bois) ; 4 cartes comprises dans la pagination, 1 carte à pleine page, 10 cartes dépliantes et 10 cartes sur double page pour un total de 26 cartes comprenant celle en frontispice. (quelques traces de mouillures, carte « West Indies » rognée court avec petite atteinte au cadre). Pleine basane d'époque, dos à nerfs, titre de maroquin rouge, encadrement de filets à froid sur les plats, lacets de toile, tranches mouchetées: "reliure de bord", exemplaire destiné à l'usage à bord d'un navire portant les stigmates de son utilisation. (Défauts dusage, manques de cuir aux coins et aux coupes, dos discrètement restauré).

Bel exemplaire de la première collection significative de cartes exclusivement consacrée aux côtes américaines publiées en Angleterre. La série du « pilote anglais » a été commencée en 1671 par John Seller, dont les profils sont dérivés des ouvrages de pilote néerlandais de Pieter Goos. Le "English Pilot" a initié la production indépendante de livres de pilote en Angleterre qui a finalement mis un terme à la prédominance néerlandaise. Pour le commerce britannique en Amérique du Nord et pour les colons, la publication du "English Pilot", livre 4 fut une aubaine. Pour la première fois, un atlas maritime anglais a présenté des cartes de toute la côte est de l'Amérique du Nord. Pour des yeux modernes, les cartes sont brutes et éparses de détail; mais pour le navigateur des eaux américaines à cette époque, c'était sa Bible. Quelles que soient ses imperfections, il n'y avait vraiment pas déquivalent, pas de véritable concurrent, depuis plus de soixante ans. La demande était si importante que 37 éditions furent publiées de 1689 à 1794, plus trois éditions « pirates ». Au cours de l'histoire de la publication, ses cartes connurent de nombreux changements, et leur nombre passera de 18, pour la première édition, à 26 au final (cette édition en compte 25). Presque toutes les cartes du quatrième livre ont été retravaillés et des cartes ont été ajoutés et remplacés par des cartes plus précises. Verner note que 64 titres de cartes différents ont été enregistrés dans les éditions qu'il a examinées. En raison de sa nature pratique et de son usage, les exemplaires de toutes les éditions sont assez rares. Fine copy of the first significant collection of charts exclusively devoted to the American coasts published in England. The series of English Pilot books was started in 1671 by John Seller, whose charts derived from the Dutch pilot books of Pieter Goos. The English Pilot initiated the independent production of pilot books in England which ultimately overcame Dutch predominance. For British trading in North America and for the colonists there, the publication of The English Pilot: The Fourth Book must have been a godsend. For the first time an English sea atlas presented charts of the whole eastern seacoast of North America. To modern eyes the charts are crude and sparse of detail; but to the navigator of American waters in that period, it was his Bible. Whatever its shortcomings, there was really no substitute, no real competitor, for over sixty years. This work was in such high demand that 37 editions were published from 1689 to 1794, plus three pirated editions. During the history of publication, the charts went through numerous changes, starting with the addition to the 18 charts in the first edition to an eventual 26 in the final (this edition has 25). Nearly every chart in the Fourth Book was reworked and charts were added and replaced by more accurate charts with subsequent editions. Verner notes that 64 different chart titles have been recorded from the editions he examined. Due to its practical nature and use, copies of all editions are quite rare. List of the charts: 1. A New and Correct Chart of the Western and Southern Oceans 2. A New and Correct Chart of the North Part of America from New Found Land to Hudson's Bay 3. A New Generall Chart for the West Indies of E. Wright's Projection 4. A General Chart of the Western Ocean 5. A Chart of the Sea Coast of New Foundland New Scotland New England New York New Jersey with Virginia and Maryland 6. The Harbour of Casco Bay 7. A New and Correct Chart of the Coast of New Foundland 8. A Chart Shewing Part of the Sea Coast of New Foundland... drawn by John Gaudy Island of St. Peters [in text] 9. A New and Correct Chart of the Sea Coast of New England, from Cape Codd to Casco Bay 10. A Draught of New York from the Hook to New York Town 11. Virginia, Maryland, Pennsilvania, East & West New Jarsey 12. A Draught of Virginia by Mark Tiddeman Barbados [in text] 13. A New Mapp of the Island of St. Christophers; Guardalupa; Martineca Antegua [in text] 14. A Large Draft of South Carolina 15. A Correct Chart of the Caribbee Islands 16. A Correct Chart of Hispaniola 17. A Draught of the West End of the Island of Porto Rico; the Island of Beata; the Island of Zachee; of Sam Bay; the Island of Heneago and Platform Bay. 18. Chart of Cuba 19. A New and Correct Draught of the Bay of Matanzas 20. The Island of Jamaica Bermudas [in text] 21. A Chart of the Coast of Guayana; The River Orinoco; The River of Surinam 22. A New and Correct Chart of the Trading Part of the West Indies. Phillips,Atlases 1157; Sabin 22616; Verner Bibliography of the Fourth Book of the English Pilot 12 1 vol in-plano (478 x 312 mm) de: 26 engraved maps (21 double-page or folding, one single page), four engraved maps in text. Contemporary sheep. Fine copy of the first significant collection of charts exclusively devoted to the American coasts published in England. The series of English Pilot books was started in 1671 by John Seller, whose charts derived from the Dutch pilot books of Pieter Goos. The English Pilot initiated the independent production of pilot books in England which ultimately overcame Dutch predominance. For British trading in North America and for the colonists there, the publication of The English Pilot: The Fourth Book must have been a godsend. For the first time an English sea atlas presented charts of the whole eastern seacoast of North America. To modern eyes the charts are crude and sparse of detail; but to the navigator of American waters in that period, it was his Bible. Whatever its shortcomings, there was really no substitute, no real competitor, for over sixty years. This work was in such high demand that 37 editions were published from 1689 to 1794, plus three pirated editions. During the history of publication, the charts went through numerous changes, starting with the addition to the 18 charts in the first edition to an eventual 26 in the final (this edition has 25). Nearly every chart in the Fourth Book was reworked and charts were added and replaced by more accurate charts with subsequent editions.

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