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A Chart of the Delaware Bay Gentleman's Magazine London: 1779. $575.00

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After Joshua Fisher.
"A Chart of the Delaware Bay and River from the original by Mr. Fisher of Philadelphia."
London: London Magazine, July 1779.


A 1779 chart made for an European audience based upon the most important eighteenth century chart of the Delaware Bay and River. The map is oriented to the west so that Philadelphia is at the far right and Cape Henlopen at the far left.  The chart contains information concerning depths and shipping lanes.

Complete with all of the 46 pages of the original magazine with such fascinating chapter headings as "Remarks on Dr. Alexander's 'History of Women'', "Method of Making Potatoe-Bread", "On the Hedge-Hog. Its ill Qualities doubted", etc.
8 1/2 x 10 inches, sheet.
Copperplate engraving.
Excellent condition with margins beyond plate mark