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MAP #: 182S6

CARTOGRAPHER : SELLER, JOHN

DATE: 1682

SHORT TITLE : A CHART OF THE SEA COASTS

REMAINING TITLE & ID : OF NEW ENGLAND NEW IARSEY VIRGINIA MARYLAND & CAROLINA FROM C. COD TO C HATTARAS BY IOHN SELLER. (SLIGHTLY OBLONG CARTOUCHE, BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). THREE SCALES IN ENGLISH & FRENCH LEAGUES, DUTCH MILES, AND SPANISH LEAGUES (TOP LEFT CORNER). COMPASS ROSE (CENTER OF MAP). THE REVERSE SIDE IS BLANK. LONGITUDE (NOT SHOWN). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1682
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : LONDON
PUBLISHER : JOHN SELLER
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 11.7 X 14.3 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 14.3 X 16,6 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 7,000,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : BASED ON LATITUDE
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : G1399-10
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : C019-UGD
REGION CATEGORY : A GENERAL MAP OF SOME SIGNIFICANCE TO THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (3)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : -
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : NO
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE
CARTOUCHE : SIMPLE PLASTERWORK (14)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 175S6
BEST INFO SOURCE : VERNER'S ARTICLE IN THE COMPLEAT PLATTMAKER IS THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MINIATURE MAP COVERS THE AREA FROM C. COD TO C. HATTERAS. ITS REPRESENTATION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY IS CRUDE AND POORLY DRAWN, SHOWING THE BAY AS TOO ELONGATED AND NARROW. THE RIVERS ARE SHOWN TOO WIDE IN PROPORTION TO THE BAY SIZE. IT IS THE FIRST PRINTED MAP TO FOCUS ON LONG ISLAND. IT APPEARED IN SELLER'S RARE ATLAS MARITIMUS IN 1682. IT HAS,WITH MINOR SPELLING CHANGES THE SAME TITLE AS A FOLIO SIZE CHART THAT APPEARED IN SELLERS 1675 EDITION OF ATLAS MARITIMUS, WITHOUT THE DETAIL OR AESTHETIC TASTE OF THE EARLIER CHART (SEE MAP # 175S6).

IN 1675, SELLER PUBLISHED HIS FIRST ATLAS MARITIMUS. IN 1679, WM. FISHER, JOHN THORNTON, JOHN COLSON AND JAMES ATKINSON BECAME COPARTNERS WITH SELLER BECAUSE OF HIS FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES AND REISSUED THE ATLAS MARITIMUS. IN 1679, FISHER OBTAINED THE RIGHTS TO THE ATLAS MARITIMUS. BOTH HE AND ATKINSON PUBLISHED THEIR OWN VERSIONS OF THE ATLAS. AFTER THE COMBINE BROKE UP, SELLER CONCENTRATED ON PUBLISHING MOSTLY MINIATURE EDITIONS OF HIS EARLIER WORKS BECAUSE OF HIS SEVERE FINANCIAL LIMITATIONS. THE ATLAS MARITIMUS OF 1682 WAS SUCH AN EFFORT.

DATA IS FROM COOLIE VERNER'S ARTICLE IN THROWER'S THE COMPLEAT PLATTMAKER, FROM BAER, AND FROM PERSONAL OBSERVATION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : ONLY A SINGLE EDITION AND STATE ARE KNOWN TO THE WRITER. THE CHART WITH APPROXIMATELY THE SAME NAME FROM THE FOLIO SIZE 1675 ATLAS MARITIMUS IS CONSIDERABLY DIFFERENT.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD CLEAN COPY OF THIS MAP IN ORIGINAL OUTLINE COLORING. IT HAS A MDHR # OF G1399-10 AND AN ACQ. # OF C019-UGD.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : ROBINSON, MARINE CARTOGRAPHY IN BRITAIN, 37,53,71,89,115-17;VERNER, COOLIE, "JOHN SELLER AND THE CHART TRADE IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND", THE COMPLEAT PLATTMAKER, NORMAN THROWER, ED. BERKELEY: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS, 1978, 18, 127-157; VERNER, COOLIE, INTRODUCTION TO THE ENGLISH PILOT, FOURTH BOOK, CHARLOTTESVILLE: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PRESS, 1960,; BAER, ELIZABETH, SEVENTEENTH CENTURY MARYLAND A BIBLIOGRAPHY, BALTIMORE: THE JOHN WORK GARRETT LIBRARY, 1949, # 104-5; HOWSE, DEREK & SANDERSON, MICHAEL, THE SEA CHART, NEW YORK: THE MCGRAW-HILL BOOK COMPANY, 1973, 66-67 (1675 FOLIO MAP BY THE SAME NAME); VERNER, COOLIE, UNPUBLISHED NOTES ON THE MAPS OF VIRGINIA; SABIN, JOSEPH, A DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA, NEW YORK: JOSEPH SABIN, 1868-1936, # 79023.

November 18, 1989


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