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Charles Bradbury collection

  • AM430
  • Item
  • 1651

The collection consists of a warrant from the "Committee of Plundered Ministers" directing the payment of six pounds [sterling] to Gabriel Wilkinson, minister of the Parish Church at Woobourne, Bucks., dated 23 March 1651.

Southerlandia

A map from the first comprehensive atlas of Scotland, published by Joan Blaeu, Amsterdam. Latin text on verso.

Carte reduite des parties septentrionales du globe, situees, entre l'Ansie et l' Amerique, pour fervir a l'histoire generale des voyages

Item is a map engraved by French cartographer M. Bellin showing eastern Asia and the northern part of North America, mainly Canada. Includes notes as to areas of the west coast of North America explored by the Russians in 1728 and 1741, the exploration of the entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in 1592 and 1603, as well as exploration on the east coast of Asia. Map also includes latitudes and longitudes, some place names, major bodies of water and indicates mountainous regions. Printed on the bottom of the map is "Tome XV" and "No. 4."

Death of General Wolfe (copy)

Item consists of a photographic copy of Benjamin West's painting The Death of general Wolfe, presented to J.S. Matthews by Marjorie Wade.

A map of the whole continent of America divided into North and South and West Indies

Item is a reproduction of a map which depicts North America, South America and the West Indies. An inset map on the lower left-hand corner shows Baffin Island and Hudson's Bay. The item also includes lists of islands and regions in the Americas belonging to each of Great Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and the Dutch, as per the terms of the Treaty of Paris. The item also includes a list of nine relevant articles defined in the 1763 Paris treaty.

The Russian discoveries from the map published by the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg

Item is a map showing the locations of Russian exploration discoveries around the Pacific coast, as well as some discoveries by other explorers such as Juan de Fuca and Sir Francis Drake. Area shown includes Russia, China, Japan, Northern Ocean, Pacific Ocean and North America. Includes a explanation of Russian names on the map.

Top left plate

Part depicts the upper left hand quadrant of the map, and includes a diagram of the solar system, a table of dimensions of bodies in the solar system, a chart of constellations viewable in the northern hemisphere, text on geographical definiations and the cause of the tides, and a map of the northern half of the Americas.

Dunn, Samuel

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