Author Results for Louis de Vorsey, Jr

Hydrography: a Note on the Equipage of Eighteenth Century Survey Vessels

By Louis de Vorsey, Jr

The monumental four volumes of charts and maps entitled Atlantic Neptune, published in 1777,offers to students of such matters, many doubts about the surveying methods employed for their production. Some of them were cleared by G.N.D. Evans (M’sM August 1966). This paper lists the fittings and equipment of a chartered ship for survey.  He transcribes […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Science & Exploration