A chart of the Bay of Mexico

Material Information

A chart of the Bay of Mexico
Portion of title:
Bay of Mexico
Alternate title:
Entrance of the river Mesashebe or Mischisipi
Thornton, John, 1641-1708 ( cartographer )
R. Mount and T. Page ( bookseller )
Place of Publication:
Sold by R. Mount and T. Page on Great Tower Hill
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
1 map : color ; 45.7 x 57.1 cm, on sheet 47.9 x 60.5 cm
Scale approximately 1:1,240,000 ; English and French leagues, 20 in a degree


Subjects / Keywords:
Coasts -- Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Mexico, Gulf of ( lcsh )
Coasts ( fast )
Costas ( qlsp )
Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Mexico, Gulf of ( lcsh )
Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Southern States ( lcsh )
Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Mississippi River ( lcsh )
Gulf of Mexico ( fast )
Mississippi River ( fast )
Golfo de México ( local )
Mississippi (Estados Unidos, Río) ( abne )
Early works. ( fast )
Maps ( aat )
Mapas antiguos ( bidex )
Mapas ( qlsp )
Libros da láminas ( local )
early maps ( aat )
portolanos ( aat )
single map ( marcgt )
34 x -98, 17 x -98, 17 x -77, 34 x -77 ( Map Coverage )


List of geographical atlases in the Library of Congress, 3334.
Map Collector, 73.
English Short Title Catalog, N51520.
General Note:
Copper engraving, hand colored.
General Note:
Depths shown by soundings.
General Note:
Early nautical chart of the Gulf of Mexico including the Yucutan peninsula, southern states and Florida, parts of Cuba and the Bahama Islands. Reference sources indicate that the plates of John Thornton were used to publish the charts.
General Note:
Shows rhumb lines, rocky areas, anchorages, sandbanks, settlements along the coast, and place names.
General Note:
Includes inset of the Mississippi River with scale bar in upper left.
General Note:
Shows latitude lines, longitude coordinates estimated from a modern map of the area.
General Note:
Date of publication from atlas, publishing history of booksellers' imprint and note: "Variation East 5 deg., Anno 1700".
General Note:
Appears in: Atlas maritimus novus, or the new sea atlas, published in 1702 and 1708 by Mount and Page.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
UF Map Library
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Resource Identifier:
on10832 ( NOTIS )
1083298030 ( OCLC )
036586496 ( ALEPH )
G9112.M4 1702 .T5 ( lcc )

Related Items

Related Item:
Atlas maritimus novus, or the new sea atlas