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The English pilot : the fourth book, describing the West-India navigation, from Hudson's-Bay to the River Amazones : particularly delineating the sea-coasts, capes, head-lands, rivers, bays, roads, havens, harbours, straits, rocks, sands, shoals, banks, depths of water and anchorage, with all the islands therein : as Jamaica, Cuba, Hispaniola, Barbadoes, Antigua, Bermudas, Porto-Rico, and the rest of the Caribbee and Bahama Islands : also, a new description of Newfoundland, New-England, New-York, East and West New-Jersey, Dellevar-Bay, Virginia, Maryland, and Carolina, &c. : shewing the courses and distances from one place to another, the ebbing and flowing of the sea, the setting of the tides and currents, &c. : with many other things necessary to be known in navigation : the whole being much enlarged and corrected, with the additions of several new charts and descriptions / by the information of divers able navigators of our own and other nations.

London : Printed for W. and J. Mount and T. Page, on Tower-Hill, MDCCLIII [1753]
Physical Description:
1 atlas (4, 3-66 pages, [43] leaves of plates (some folded)) : illustrations, maps ; 48 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2023 24
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scales differ.
The English pilot was first initiated by John Seller. The fourth book, by William Fisher and John Thornton, was first issued in 1689. See Tooley.
Depths shown by soundings. Relief shown pictorially in some maps.
Includes profiles.
Adams, T.R. English maritime books printed before 1801, 971
Verner, C. Carto-bibliographical study of The English pilot, page 18, no. 19
BAC Folio A 2023 24: Bound in contemporary calf. Inscribed: "This book did belong to William Dowling, living in halfmoon tract, Cork. Now to William Shaw, living in Irvine, bought the latter end of the year 1768, in Charleston, South Carolina, price two dollars."
Subject Terms:
Coasts -- Caribbean Area.
Coasts -- North America -- Atlantic Coast.
Dowling, William -- Ownership.
Navigation -- Caribbean Area.
Navigations -- North America -- Atlantic Coast.
Shaw, William -- Ownership.
Nautical charts.
Pilot guides.
Thornton, John, 1641-1708, cartographer.
Fisher, W. (William), -1692.
W. & J. Mount & T. Page, publisher.

  • Charts: [1] A new and correct chart of the western and southern oceans, showing the variations of compass according to the latest best observations
  • [2] A new and correct chart of the part of America from New Found Land to Hundson's Bay
  • [3] A new generall chart for the West Indies, of E. Wright's projection vut. Mercator's chart
  • [4] A generall chart of the western ocean
  • [5] A chart of the sea coast of New Foundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, with Virginia and Maryland
  • [6] The harbour of Casco Bay and island adjacent / by Capt. Cyprian Southicke [i.e. Southack] ; Em. Bowen sculpt.
  • [7] A new and correct chart of the coast of New Foundland, from Cape Raze to Cape Bonavista, with Chebucto Harbour in Nova Scotia, done from the latest observations
  • [8] A chart shewing part of the sea coast of New Foundland from the Bay of Bulls to little Placentia / exactly and carefully drawn by Iohn Gaudy ; S. Parker sculp.
  • [9] Harbor Grace, part of New-found-land
  • [10 (on verso of 9)] Bay Bulls, part of Newfound-land
  • [11] Cattalina Harbor, part of New-found-land
  • [12 (on verso of 11)] Port Bonavista, part of New-found-land
  • [13] A correct map of the coast of New England
  • [14] A draught of New York, from the Hook to New York Town / by Mark Tiddeman
  • [15] Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, east & west New Jarsey
  • [16] A draught of Virginia, from the capes to York in York River and to Kuiquotan or Hamton in James River / by Mark Tiddeman
  • [17] A large draft of South Carolina, from Cape Roman to Port Royall
  • [18] A correct chart of the Caribee Islands
  • [19] A correct chart of Hispaniola with the windward passage ... / by C. Price ...
  • [20] A new and correct draught of the Bay of Matanzas, on the north side of the island Cuba, done from a survey in the year 1729 / by Robt. Pearson
  • [21] The island of Jamaica
  • [22] A new chart of the Bahama islands and the windward passage
  • [23] A draught of the coast of Guiana, from the River Oronoque to the River Amazones
  • [24] A new and correct chart of the trading part of the West Indies
  • [25] An exact draught of the Gulf of Darien & the coast to Porto Bello with Panama in the South Sea & the Scotch settlement in Calledonia.

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