AMERICAN COAST PILOT Containing the Courses and Distances Between the Principal Harbours, Capes & Headlands, From Passamaquoddy Through the Gulph of Florida; With Directions for Sailing Into the Same... Together With the Courses and Distances From Cape Cod and Cape-Ann to Georges' Bank... With the Latitudes and Longitudes of the Principle Harbours on the Coast. Together with a Tide Table... Corrected and Improved by the Most Experienced Pilots in the United States - Also, Information to Masters of Vessels, Wherein the Mannor of Transacting Business at the Customs-Houses is Fully Elucidated

AMERICAN COAST PILOT Containing the Courses and Distances Between the Principal Harbours, Capes & Headlands, From Passamaquoddy Through the Gulph of Florida; With Directions for Sailing Into the Same... Together With the Courses and Distances From Cape Cod and Cape-Ann to Georges' Bank... With the Latitudes and Longitudes of the Principle Harbours on the Coast. Together with a Tide Table... Corrected and Improved by the Most Experienced Pilots in the United States - Also, Information to Masters of Vessels, Wherein the Mannor of Transacting Business at the Customs-Houses is Fully Elucidated

(Newburyport, MA.: Edmund M. Blunt, 1800).

THE DEFINITIVE EARLY AMERICAN NAVIGATIONAL GUIDE, ALL EARLY EDITIONS BEING QUITE RARE AND ESPECIALLY SO BEING THIS FRESH AND CLEAN. The first edition is of famous rarity and the second is nearly so. In fact, ALL of the early Newburyport editions are of great scarcity and this is only the third. It is also the last to be published in the same format as the first edition, without map and chart plates.
The work is primarily that of Edmund Blunt, who used Captain Furlong's name to bolster acceptance and import of the work. Furlong was a highly respected ship's captain from Massachusetts. AMERICAN COAST PILOT is one of the earliest works of its type - and is the first published in North America and the first to cover the entire coast of the United States. It includes sailing directions, tide-tables, tables of latitudes and longitudes of principal harbors, and descriptions of navigational landmarks. Item #29082

A Rare Early Printing, the Third Edition, correct and improved and published according to Act of Congress. 8vo, handsomely bound in full tan calf to period style, the spine with gilt ruled bands and a single black morocco label lettered in gilt, blanks renewed. xvi, 17-251, [5, November ads] pp. An especially clean and well preserved copy, the text-block with light age mellowing, crisp and clean and very well preserved,some leaves with an old stain at the top edge not effecting the text, a few corners worn, the binding in fine condition.

Price: $1,100.00