Truxtun's nautical world map, 1794

Truxtun's nautical world map, 1794

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Credit: ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Truxtun's nautical world map. Chart showing the world's coasts and oceans in 1794, as drawn by the US naval officer Thomas Truxtun (1755-1822). The chart is in the Mercator projection, and shows the course of the Gulf Stream, and various shipping routes (dotted lines marked A-H) to and from the East Indies, China, and Europe. Published in Philadelphia, USA.

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