A general chart of the Island of Newfoundland with the rocks & soundings
Printed map. "Drawn from surveys taken by order of the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty by James Cook and Michael Lane Surveyors and others." "Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, 10th. May 1775, by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to the King." Second state. Number "12" has been stamped on verso upper right. Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Vol. II, entry 539, p. 175: "Published in: American Atlas No.14, 1775, 1776 , 1777, 1783. & The North-American Pilot 1770, 1776 ... The imprint 'Printed for Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennet / No. 53 in Fleet Street.' has been added below the title." Described in Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America... entry 635, p. 134: "Shows harbors, bays, and inlets, rocks, shoals, banks, soundings, islands, the type bottom, relief, and numerous early place-names. The land area is blank except for rivers, lakes, and some mountains, and an Indian path is shown along the coast of Newfoundland opposite the Straits of Belle Isle." McMaster has another copy; see RMC_3824. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.