A Correct Chart of the West India Islands engraved for Malham's Naval Gazetteer
DESCRIPTION: Small sea chart showing the east coast of the United States south of Charlestown, the Gulf of Mexico, the West Indies, Central America, Columbia, and Venezuela. From the rare first American edition of Malham's Naval Gazetteer, published by Spotswood and Nancrede in Boston. Vol 2.
This chart comes from an early nautical gazetteer or geographical dictionary produced first in England and after 1796 in the United States. Key noted cities include Charleston, St. Augustine, New Orleans, Havana, Port Royal, Cartagena, Caracas.
Rev. John Malham was a prolific Yorkshire-born author who produced other diverse works that include "Navigation Made Easy and Familiar", "Twenty-Two Sermons on Doctrinal and Practical Subjects" and "The Scarcity of Wheat considered". Malham died near London in 1807. (Gentleman's Magazine, Vol 102, 1807, p. 568).
TITLE: A Correct Chart of the West India Islands engraved for Malham's Naval Gazetteer
BODY OF WATER: Gulf of Mexico
On chain-laid paper. Slightly and uniformly browned. A few brown spots outside the platemark. Two vertical folds, as issued.
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