Plymouth Sound Chart by Samuel Thornton
Title: A New and Correct Draught of PLYMOUTH SOUND, CATTE WATER and HAMOAZE
Publication: Thornton's Coasting Pilot
Date: c. 1714-50
Description: Eighteenth century nautical chart of Plymouth Sound wit part of South East Cornwall. The chart first appeared in 1714 in Thornton's Coasting Pilot with an imprint at the bottom, '1714 A New & Correct Large Draught of PLYMOUTH SOUND CATT=WATER and HAM=OWSE Imprint: By Saml Thornton Hydrographer at the Signe of England Scotland & Ireland in the Minories 450 x 545 A Scale of Two English Miles (1M=79mm) (1:20,110)'. Post 1745 the chart without the imprint was sometimes used instead of Collins' chart, by Mount and Page in Collins' Coasting Pilot. Once he included both Plymouth charts. In 1785 and 1792, again in Collins', it appeared with the addtional rocks in the Sound
Condition: Good imprint
Image size: 450 x 550mm
13.75 x 21.5 " approx.
Order No. 3239
Scarce 18th century Sea Chart of Plymouth Sound by Thornton
Samuel Thornton (d.1715)
Related to the well known English map maker of the 17th and early 18th century John Thornton. Re- issued John Seller's English Pilot (book III) in 1711 and subsequent issues up to c. 1761.