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Atlantic Ocean

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Chart of the Atlantic Ocean, with the British, French, & Spanish settlements in North America, and the West Indies : as also on the coast of Africa, approximately 1753

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 5, Section: 4
Identifier: 2019-SC-034-006

Sheet four of Green's A chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with the nearest coasts of Europe, Africa and Asia. Shows nautical exploration routes. Includes text, historical and geographical notes, and tables of comparative astronomical observations.

Dates: approximately 1753

Remarques sur la navigation de terre-neuve à New-York afin d'eviter les courrants et les bas-fonds au sud de Nantuckett et du Banc de George, 1785

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 2, Section: 6
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-071
Description One of the preferred routes that captains and navigators sailing from America to England learned to use was the Gulf Stream, a strong, warm current that flows north along the Atlantic coast and then east toward Europe. Initially charted by Benjamin Franklin in 1768, this discovery helped ships minimize travel time across the ocean, speeding up the transatlantic voyage for travelers, merchants, and goods. Franklin purchased this 1785 chart, a French adaptation of his original findings, when...
Dates: 1785