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Stock# 36155
Description

Rare separately issued American published chart of Bermuda by E & G.W. Blunt of New York.

The chart provides a highly detailed treatment of Bermuda and environs, showing both sailing directions (with references to earlier charts, such as Lempriere's Chart), soundings, anchorages and place names.

Blunt's chart is a revised and improved version of an earlier chart published by Blunt's predecessor, William Hooker, in 1819. The Hooker edition included sailing directions in the lower right corner of the chart. The present example shows a revised coastline and additional placenames.

Both the Hooker and Blunt charts are apparently very rare. The Hooker is known in a single example at the Library of Congress. There is no recorded example of Blunt's edition of this chart.

Edmund Blunt [1799-1866] was the son of New York publisher Edmund March Blunt. He worked as a surveyor for his father's company and eventually became assistant to Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler on the U.S. Coast Survey

Condition Description
Cloth backed chart with stitched silk edges Minor foxing.
Reference
LC Treasure maps (2nd ed.) 57.