A chart of the Gulf Stream, 1786
Scope and Contents
The collection contains 26 maps of the New World, dating 1541-1778, which illustrate the progression of European geographic knowledge about Virginia and North America from the 16th through the 18th centuries
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1 Sheets : 1 map ; uncolored ; 21 x 26 cm, on sheet 26 x 40 cm
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Materials Specific Details
Scale [ca. 1:38,000,000]. Includes inset of North Atlantic and text in left margin,"Remarks upon the Navigation from Newfoundland to New York in order to avoid the Gulf Stream" by Benjamin Franklin. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Includes illustrations. Oriented north to the top, with latitude and longitude lines. Contains note in upper right margin, "plate 5" and in lower margin, "facing page 315". Name on item, James Poupard, Sculp.
Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin and American Philosophical Society, James Poupard, Sculp., 1786
- Atlantic Ocean Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Gulf Stream Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Maps (documents) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Nautical charts Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- North Atlantic Ocean Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings