1775 Sayer & Mead & Bennett - A Chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans...

1775 Sayer & Mead & Bennett - A Chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans...

Detailed 1775 mapping of explorers’ routes and cartographic controversies


A Chart of North and South America, Including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with the nearest Coasts of Europe, Africa, and Asia

Map maker:

Robert Sayer & Bradock Mead & John Bennett

Place and Year:

London, 1775


54 x 44 inches


Copperplate engraving


Original color

Condition Rating:


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Six sheets joined in east-west pairs, to form 3 sheets. Engraved charts with outline coloring. The sheets are:

Sheet I: Chart containing part of the Icy Sea with the adjacent coast of Asia and America [joined to] Sheet II: Chart comprizing Greenland with the Countries and Islands about Baffin's and Hudson's Bays. 45.5x110.5 cm (18x43½").

Sheet III: Chart containing the coasts of California, New Albion and Russian Discoveries to the North, with the Peninsula of Kamchatka, in Asia, opposite thereto, and Islands, dispersed over the Pacific Ocean, to the north of the line. [joined to] Sheet IV: Chart of the Atlantic Ocean, with the British, French & Spanish Settlements in North America and the West Indies. 42.5x110.5 cm (16½x43½").

Sheet V: Chart containing the greater part of the South Sea to the South of the Line, with the Islands dispersed thro' the same. [joined to] Sheet VI: Chart of South America, comprehending the West Indies, with the adjacent Islands, in the Southern Ocean, and South Sea. 42.5x110.5 cm (16½x43½").

Fourth issue of Green's large and important chart of the America's, with the tracks of many explorers shown, their ships, etc. Extensive changes have been made for this issue. Warren Heckrotte notes that "Each sheet has extensive remarks and data providing the basis for the presentation. It is a valuable historical document." See the book section of this catalogue for the first issue of the maps with the Remarks.

Further Notes from the Files of Warren Heckrotte:

“Watermark : each sheet with Fleur de Lys in shield with crown above and below LVG and countermark IV or VI. Heawood has a number of watermarks like this.

I have first issue of the map with text volume (1753) and the second issue, 1763.”


A few light marginal stains; fine or nearly so.




Stevens-Tree 4(d). All the issues of this map are described. Wa-NWC 649