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To the merchants & insurers of the City of Philadelphia this chart of Delaware Bay, from the sea-coast to Reedy-Island containing a full and exact description of the shores ... is dedicated by a friend to trade and navigation

Title
To the merchants & insurers of the City of Philadelphia this chart of Delaware Bay, from the sea-coast to Reedy-Island [cartographic material] : containing a full and exact description of the shores ... is dedicated by a friend to trade and navigation / Joshua Fisher.
Author
Fisher, Joshua, 1707-1783.
Publication
Philadelphia : Engraved by Jas Turner, and printed by John Davis, for, and sold by the author in Front-Street, Feb: 28, 1756.

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CartographicUse in library Map Div. 13-762Schwarzman Building M2 - Map Division Desk Room 117

Details

Description
1 map; 60 x 115 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Nautical charts.
  • Early maps.
Note
  • Depth shown by soundings.
  • Scale based on scale given in Wheat & Brun.
  • Oriented with north toward the lower right.
  • In cartouche at lower center, "A tide-table."
  • In cartouche at lower left, testimonial signed by 20 shipmasters.
  • Upper river channel not shown.
  • References: JCBAR 49:26-29; Wheat & Brun, no. 475; World encompassed, no. 246; Wroth, L.C. Some American contributions to navigation, pp. 21-24.
Call Number
Map Div. 13-762
OCLC
  • 610569027
  • 610569027
Author
Fisher, Joshua, 1707-1783.
Title
To the merchants & insurers of the City of Philadelphia this chart of Delaware Bay, from the sea-coast to Reedy-Island [cartographic material] : containing a full and exact description of the shores ... is dedicated by a friend to trade and navigation / Joshua Fisher.
Imprint
Philadelphia : Engraved by Jas Turner, and printed by John Davis, for, and sold by the author in Front-Street, Feb: 28, 1756.
Cartographic Data
Scale approximately 1:126,720.
Local Note
NYPL copy imperfect: southern fragment only, 59 x 39 cm. This impression lacks cartouche and publisher statement at lower left.
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Place of Publication
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Research Call Number
Map Div. 13-762
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