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Buccaneer's Atlas [microform], circa 1684.
BANC MSS 67/147 m FILM; BANC MSS 67/147 m PHOT
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Title:

Buccaneer's Atlas circa 1684
Sharp's South Sea Waggoner

Creator/Contributor:

Hacke, William., creator

Abstract:

The atlas also known as "The Great South Sea of America," contains a description of the Sea Coasts in the South sea of America from the port of Alcapulco to the Le Maire straits, it being here following described at large in 130 particular draughts, showing all the Ports harbours Anchoring Islands sands rock and dangers. The 130 charts are of a pictorial nature; the coast-line is laid down as in a plane map, but back from the water's edge the country is rendered as seen from the sea. The mountains and hills are given in their natural colors; towns, churches, bridges, and even isolated houses, with all other landmarks of use to navigators, have been inserted by the map-maker, and voluminous directions are given for the entering of harbors, the avoidances of shoals and rocks, distances, together with notices of where ships were wrecked, where Sawkins (one of Sharpe's colleagues) was killed, etc.

Date:

1684 (issued)

Subject:

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Hacke, William
Buccaneers -- Early works to 1800
Maps -- Early works to 1800
Voyages and travels -- Maps
Voyages around the world -- Early works to 1800
Acapulco (Mexico) -- Maps -- Early works to 1800
Le Maire Strait (Argentina) -- Maps -- Early works to 1800
Magellan, Strait of (Chile and Argentina) -- Maps -- Early works to 1800
Pacific Coast (America) -- Maps -- Early works to 1800
Pacific Coast (South America) -- Maps -- Early works to 1800
South America -- Discovery and exploration -- Maps

Note:

Guide to the American Historical Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, Calif. : H.E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1979).
Hacke, William. Buccaneer's Atlas, BANC MSS 67/147 m FILM, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Original in: The Huntington Library (HM 265).
FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Reproduction prohibited. Direct requests for copies and requests for permission to publish to The Huntington Library.
William Hacke was a map-maker living at the sign of Great Britain and Ireland, near the New Stairs at Wapping. He was responsible for a Collection of Original Voyages published in 1699, which included an account of the adventures of Captain Bartholomew Sharpe in South America. It was from Captain Sharpe that Hacke obtained the necessary information for the construction of this atlas, and a copy of it, inferior in its graphical depiction of the coasts and lacking some of the aids to navigation and other matter, but slightly more ornate in its decorative finish, was presented by Sharpe to Charles II. and is now in the British Museum (Sloane MS. 44).
In English.

Type:

Manuscript maps.

Physical Description:

microfilm
microform
1 microfilm reel : negative and positive
Paper copy from microfilm: 1 volume

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 67/147 m FILM
BANC MSS 67/147 m PHOT

Origin:

United States

Copyright Note:

FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Reproduction prohibited. Direct requests for copies and requests for permission to publish to The Huntington Library.

Related Item:

Guide to the American Historical Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, Calif. : H.E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1979).