A Chart of the Gulf Stream

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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.

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1 map ; 22 x 36 cm.

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Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 1786.

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  • Main Title: A Chart of the Gulf Stream
  • 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.

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.

Physical Description

1 map ; 22 x 36 cm.

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  • Removed from v.2 (1786), plate 5, of the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, local call number 506 Am35t

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  • 1786

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  • 1769 - 1799

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  • Dec. 1, 2010, 1:24 p.m.

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  • Oct. 3, 2016, 1:54 p.m.

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Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. A Chart of the Gulf Stream, map, 1786; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29422/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .