Collection: Smith Sheet Map Collection
Title: A Map of the Coast of New England from Staten Island to the Island of Breton as it was actualy Survey'd by Capt. Cyprian Southack
Purveyor: W. & J. Mount & T. Page,
Surveyor: Southack, Cyprian, 1662-1745
Date Produced: circa 1775
Date Published: circa 1775
Historical Context: Southack captained vessels in New England waters for 22 years. His New England Coasting Pilot (Boston, 1729-33) summarized the wealth of information he had collected about the coast, its hazards, and its currents. Southack's lists of sailing directions and eight charts guided ship's captains all the way from the Hudson River to Nova Scotia. Although criticized in the colonies as quite inaccurate, Southack's work was adopted by London chart makers. The present map was produced in 1744 by combining the eight charts from Southack's atlas into a single map; between 1775 and 1794 it was often reprinted in the principal English navigational manual for North America, The English Pilot, The Fourth Book.
Map Type: Nautical charts
Dimensions: 60 x 79 cm
Printing Process: Engraving
Printing Technique: Copper
Material Type: Paper
Notes: Note below title: "Sold by I. Mount, T. Page & W. Mount. Tower Hill, London." From "The English Pilot, the Fourth Book" 1775-1794
Brief Description: Illustrated map of Canada and New England.
Physical Description: 1 Map
Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/4739.0001