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Cowley, J. (John)

A description of the windward passage, and Gulf of Florida, with the course of the British trading-ships to, and from the island of Jamaica : also an account of the trade-winds, and of the variable winds and currents on the coasts thereabouts, at different seasons of the tear : illustrated with a chart of the coast of Florida, and of the islands of Bahama, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and the adjacent smaller islands, shoals, rocks, and other remarkable things in the course of the navigation in the West-Indies : whereby is demonstrated, the precariousness of those voyages to the West-India merchants, and the impossibility of their homeward-bound ships keeping clear of the Spanish Guarda Costa's : the whole very necessary for the information of such as never were in those parts of the world : to which are added, some proposals for the better securing of the British trade and navigation to and from the West-Indies ...

London : Printed and sold by J. Applebee, in Bolt-Court, Fleet-Street; C. Corbett, bookseller and publisher, in Fleet-Street; E. Nutt and E. Cook, at the Royal-Exchange; and A. Dodd, at the Peacock, without Temple-Bar, 1739.
Physical Description:
23, [5] pages, [1] folded leaf of plates : maps ; 23 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
F1610 .C76 1739
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Attributed to John Cowley.
With an index and 'alphabetical catalogue' to the chart.
"Price one-shilling."--Foot of title page.
The map has title: A chart of the Bahama Islands with a description of the Gulf of Florida and Windward Passage &c. referr'd from the figures here set down, to the general index annexed. By J.C.
English short title catalogue, T31704
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in later half calf.
Subject Terms:
Caribbean Sea -- Windward Passage.
Coastal mapping -- Caribbean Area -- Early works to 1800.
Coastwise navigation -- Caribbean Area -- Early works to 1800.
Latin America -- Commerce.
Latin America.
Navigation -- Early works to 1800.
Pilot guides -- Caribbean Area -- Early works to 1800.
West Indies -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
West Indies.
Windward Passage.
Engravings -- 1739.
Applebee, John, printer.
Corbett, Charles, 1710-1752, bookseller.
Cook, Edmund, active 1735-1766, bookseller.
Dodd, Anne, bookseller.
Nutt, E. (Elizabeth), active 1720-1738, bookseller.

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