1728 A NEW & CORRECT CHART COAST AFRICA Cape Negro Cape Bona by Knapton (LM13). A New and Correct CHART of the Coast of Africa from Cape Negro to Cape Bona Esperance. A fine Sea Chart of the South West Coast of Africa on the right side to Tristan Da Cunha on the left. The Map appears to show from Cape of Good Hope in the South. Measures approx 51cm x 61cm including margins.This chart was included in an important English maritime atlas of the early-eighteenth century, the. The atlas included a geography text, sailing directions, and sea charts.
It was published by, among others, the Knapton brothers, who were also responsible for some of the bestselling voyage accounts of the early- to mid-eighteenth century, including those of William Dampier. The atlas was published specifically to rival the. To differentiate it from the competition, the. Was published in one volume. It also featured the western and southern coasts of the Americas, which were not included in the.Much of the text of the work is attributed to Daniel Defoe who, in addition to writing. Was also an eager advocate of colonial expansion and overseas trade. The atlas is usually attributed to John Senex, John Harris, and Henry Wilson. Nathaniel Cutler is thought to have contributed to the charts and to have written the sailing directions, which Edmund Halley supposedly edited. Edmund Halley is also mentioned on the title page as approving the projection, which most likely refers to a globular projection developed by Senex, Harris, and Wilson.
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