Map depicts the most north western part of France detailing the Bay of Biscay and The Channel coastlines. Part of Flanders, Holland, and England are located in the topmost part of the map. A partial coastline of Iceland appears in the top left corner.
Map depicts account of European settlements in South America. Seafaring tracks of note depicted on map include: track in the quest of the Acaulca Ship and track to the South Sea. Short annotations on make include: "Port discovered by S. F. Drake"; "In this Harb. of the Ann Pink of Com. Ansor Squad. Anchor"; " Here about the Wager was lost".
The coast of Peru from the Port of China to Tomocaya Point showing Callao near Limea and the Island of St. Lorenzo. Sea depth shown numerically in Spanish fathoms. Cartouche is elaborately detailed with etching of multi-sailed schooner, vegetation, and sepulcher.
Map shows the coastlines with limited interior detail. Nine ship-based views with distance to surrounding islands indicated. Map of Falkland islands five years after first settlement during brief conflict between Spain and Britain over control.
Chart tracing Cook's search for the great southern continent, circling but not reaching Antarctica, with the southern portion of South American, the Cape of Good Hope, and New Zealand shown. Polar stereographic map showing Cook's progress on board the Resolution through the southern hemisphere. Along the vessel track are descriptions of discoveries along the way, including his calculated antipode of London to the SE of New Zealand. This volume includes the Declaration of Independence, published in August 1776.
A chart of the West Indies by Moll with an inset of La Vera Cruz. A Chart of ye West-Indies or the Islands of America in the North Sea &c. Being ye Present Seat of War Very uncommon map covering the present-day southern United States, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America with an inset of Vera Cruz. The map displays fascinating notations concerning the movements of Spain's wealthy galleons - "The Gallions & Flota usually joining at the Havana, ye whole Armada sails forth for Spain through this Gulf." This route took them into British waters off the coast of Carolina. Directions of trade winds, two compass roses, and rhumb lines make this a very attractive map. This is the later edition that was issued to show the theater for the War of Jenkins's Ear. Relations deteriorated between Spain and England over logging issues in Honduras and the perception by the English that the Spanish were restricting their access to the slave trade in the West Indies. This friction was aggravated by a continuing dispute over the border between Spanish Florida and Georgia. Prime Minister Walpole declared war on Spain in October, 1739. Two compass roses are shown to aid marine navigation for the major ports in the area. Freehand hatching is done for what is assumed to be deeper water, stipling for shoals, crosses for hazards, and arrows show the direction of the trade winds in the area. Vessel tracks of common fleet movements and relevant descriptions are spread throughout the map. A figure/ground contrast is created via hatching on the inside of the coastline. The inset shows a highly generalized view of La Vera Cruz and its harbour.
A navigational chart by Bowen of the North and Mid Atlantic. Lines of constant bearing emanate and criss-cross from the large number of compass roses within the map; common trade routes are shown with double broken lines; and trade wind directions are shown via arrows and hatching splined to the prevailing direction. Navigational hazards are marked as crosses, important fishing banks with stipling, and the description of plotted courses are written upside down save for the route that the Spanish galleons take on their return to Cadiz which is written in right reading. At the top centre of the map is a table that compares the positions of important locations with Henry Popple's map. Like most of Bowen's work, annotations and descriptions take up the majority of the map leaving little white space. Bowen's statement of responsibility for the map is located just below the annotation for South America, and his sources are credited beneath the Cartouche which appears to be in the shape of a drying page. A legend describes the symbolization, and the chart was presumably intended to be coloured as there is a key for colouration near the top-left.