Jenner's early charts of the British Isles
By JENNER, Thomas , 1653

A Description & Plat of the Sea-Coasts of England.

British Isles Great Britain
  • 作者: JENNER, Thomas
  • 出版地: London
  • 出版商: M[atthew] S[immons] for Jenner
  • 发布日期: 1653
  • 物理描述: 4to (180 by 140mm), title, two folding engraved maps, p.43 and 44 mis-numbered '37' and '36', lacking p.45, eighteenth century half calf over blue marbled-paper boards, rubbed.
  • 库存参考: 2872


An early English mariner’s chart, intended to break the Dutch monopoly on such productions. “The work is accompanied by pilotage instructions, tables of saemen’s wages by rank, entitlement to prize money, sick pay etc.” (Wardington). On the title-page, which contains a succinct summary of the whole work, Jenner states his aim to be that “any man may be as experienced in the Sea-Coast by this Card, as they have been by Land, by the six Mapps of England wherein the Villages and smallest Places were known to travell unto them. and where the Land Armies did lye”; this is a reference to his famous ‘Quartermaster’s Map.


  1. Wing D1139.