The English Pilot, Fourth Book

The English Pilot, Fourth Book

Title page of The English Pilot, Fourth Book, an English sea atlas published from 1671 to 1803, initially by John Seller who was appointed Royal Hydrographer in 1671. These were intended as working charts. The Fourth Book, first issued in 1689 covered North America and Canada.

This edition was published in 1767 and has the water stains that show it went to sea.

It was the first detailed set of sailing directions for the North American coast.

The other books gave charts and sailing directions for England, Europe, and the East Indies.

Database ID: 
G1106.P5E5 1767
Geographic Location: 
London, England
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