NORIE, John William (1772-1843). Chart of the Coast of America, from New York and Philadelphia, to the Strait or Gulf of Florida and from thence to the Mississippi. A new edition, Corrected and Improved. London: 1837 [with additions to 1842].
Engraved chart of the Eastern seaboard of the United States of America printed on four large sheets and one smaller sheet, approx. 820 x 670mm and 820 x 230mm, overall chart size approx. 3370 x 670mm. Elaborately engraved title, depth-soundings, rhumb-lines, coastal profiles, lighthouses in red, twelve inset details, some with decorative compass roses, the whole map set within a graticule border. (A few short tears to edges, some spotting and discolouration to the smaller sections, the sheets trimmed to plate marks in preparation for mounting.)
A fine separately issued coastal chart of the Eastern seaboard by one of the most successful hydrographers of the early 19th century. John Norrie is chiefly known for his nautical charts and sailing gazeteers, which set new standards of clarity and accuracy, but in his own day he was also well-regarded as a writer and teacher on navigation. The twelve inset charts are of New York Harbour, Delaware River, Patuxent River, Charleston Harbour, Beaufort Harbour, Port Royal Harbour, St Augustine, Nassau River, St Mary's River, Savannah River, Entrance to the Mississippi, and Continuation of the Coast of Florida from Charlotte Harbour to the Entrance of the Mississippi River.