Thou hast here (gentle reader) a true hydrographical description of so much of the world ...

Edward Wright. From The Principal navigations, voiages, traffiqves and discoueries of the English nation made by sea or ouer-land ..., by Richard Hakluyt. 1599.

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Wright’s map uses the projection invented by Gerardus Mercator in 1569 to show most of the world in fairly accurate detail. Mercator’s projection allowed maps to be used as reliable navigational tools.

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Item Type Map
Title Thou hast here (gentle reader) a true hydrographical description of so much of the world ...
Publication Title The Principal navigations, voiages, traffiqves and discoueries of the English nation made by sea or ouer-land ...
Creator Edward Wright
Publication Creator Richard Hakluyt
Publication Date 1599
Call Number VAULT Ayer oversize map9C G3200 1599 .W7 (PrCt)
Location Special Collections 4th floor