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, 1804).

THE FIRST EDITION TO INCLUDE MAPS AND CHARTS. THE DEFINITIVE EARLY AMERICAN NAVIGATIONAL GUIDE, ALL EARLY EDITIONS ARE QUITE RARE AND ESPECIALLY SO WELL PRESERVED AS THIS COPY. The first edition is great rarity and, ALL the early Newburyport editions are of great scarcity and this is only the fourth. It is also the first to be illustrated with the maps or charts, which include: Portland Harbour; Portsmouth Harbour; Newburyport Harbour; Annissquam Harbour in Ipswich Bay; Sable Island; Boston Harbour; Newport Harbour; New York Harbour; Bay and River of Delaware, Chesapeake Bay and Charleston Harbour.
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 #29084

THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC WORK TO INCLUDE MAPS OR CHARTS, and also one of the rare primary Newburyport editions, this the Fourth Edition, greatly expanded over the earlier printings and correct and improved. "Published according to Act of Congress." With eleven engraved maps or charts on plates, two of which are multi-folding. 8vo, handsomely bound to period style full tan calf, the spine with gilt ruled bands and a single red morocco label lettered in gilt. xvi, 17-386, [6 ads] pp. Collated complete with all leaves called for including the "Directions to the Binder" leaf. An especially clean and well preserved copy, the text-block with just light mellowing or evidence of age a pleasing effect, the plates all well preserved, and in pleasing condition.

Price: $2,450.00