1804 FAMOUS American Coast Pilot 1st Illustrated ed Sailing Harbor Charts MAPS

FURLONG, Lawrence

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Lawrence Furlong’s book ‘The American Coast Pilot’ was the first book of American sailing directions and techniques published in the United States! While similar works had been published, this was the first to incorporate directions on the entirety of the American coastline, featuring charts of tides, latitude and longitude tables, harbor notes, and important landmarks along the United States coastline.

 

The maps in this work include views of

  • Portland Harbor
  • Portsmouth
  • Newburyport
  • Annissquam Harbor in Ipswich Bay
  • Isle of Sable
  • Boston Bay
  • Newport
  • New York Harbor

 

This incredibly rare fourth edition is the first printed edition to feature engraved maps and charts!

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Lawrence Furlong’s book ‘The American Coast Pilot’ was the first book of American sailing directions and techniques published in the United States! While similar works had been published, this was the first to incorporate directions on the entirety of the American coastline, featuring charts of tides, latitude and longitude tables, harbor notes, and important landmarks along the United States coastline.

 

The maps in this work include views of

  • Portland Harbor
  • Portsmouth
  • Newburyport
  • Annissquam Harbor in Ipswich Bay
  • Isle of Sable
  • Boston Bay
  • Newport
  • New York Harbor

 

This incredibly rare fourth edition is the first printed edition to feature engraved maps and charts!

 

Item number: #4851

Price: $950

 

FURLONG, Lawrence

 

The American coast pilot : containing the courses and distances between the principal harbours, capes and headlands, from Passamaquoddy through the gulph of Florida, with directions for sailing into the same … together with the courses and distances from Cape Cod and Cape Ann to George’s Bank … with the latitudes and longitudes of the principal harbours on the coast, together with a tide table : also, information to masters of vessels, wherein the manner of transacting business at the custom houses is fully elucidated

 

Newburyport, Mass. : Printed by Edmund M. Blunt, and for sale at his store, 1804.

 

Details:

  • Collation: textually complete with all pages
    • 386p
    • Illustrated throughout with maps
      • Lacking 3
    • References: Howes F 421; Sabin 26219;
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
    • Size: ~9in X 5in (22.5cm x 12.5cm)
    • Auction and price comparisons as high as $2,700

 

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4851

Categories

Americana, American History

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

FURLONG, Lawrence

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete