A Chart of the Gulf Stream

Description:

Map of the Gulf Stream from Florida and the Bahama Islands at lower left of map, up along the coast of North America, and to Newfoundland and the Grand Banks at upper right of map, as charted by Benjamin Franklin.

At left side is text describing the journey from Newfoundland west and south along the Atlantic coast. In the text, "Gulf" is spelled "Gulph"

Labrador is labeled as "Land of the Eskimaux's".

Inset at upper left is a map of the Atlantic Ocean, showing the Gulf Stream.

Creator(s): Franklin, Benjamin
Location(s):
Creation Date: 1786
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries
Collection(s):
Rare Book and Texana Collections
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Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1786
Coverage:
Place
United States
Place
Canada
From 1769 to 1799
Description:

Map of the Gulf Stream from Florida and the Bahama Islands at lower left of map, up along the coast of North America, and to Newfoundland and the Grand Banks at upper right of map, as charted by Benjamin Franklin.

At left side is text describing the journey from Newfoundland west and south along the Atlantic coast. In the text, "Gulf" is spelled "Gulph"

Labrador is labeled as "Land of the Eskimaux's".

Inset at upper left is a map of the Atlantic Ocean, showing the Gulf Stream.

Note:

Map is plate 5, removed from v. 2, 1786 volume of the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, from facing p. 315.

Physical Description:

Measurements: 36 cm. x 21.5 cm. Map is removed from a bound volume of the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, v. 2, 1786, plate 5, facing p. 315.

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Keyword(s): Gulf Stream | Newfoundland | New York | Atlantic Ocean | Atlantic Coast
Contributor(s):
Added Title: Remarks upon the navigation from Newfoundland to New-York in order to avoid the Gulph Stream on one band, and on the other the shoals that lie to the Southward of Nantucket and of St. George's Banks.
Added Title: Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, v.2 1786, plate 5.
Partner:
UNT Libraries
Collection:
Rare Book and Texana Collections
Relation (Is Part Of): Removed from v.2 (1786), plate 5, of the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, local call number 506 Am35t
Identifier:
  • CALL-NO: 506 Am35t
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc29422
Resource Type: Map
Format: Image