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Gary's New English Atlas, in a complete Set of County Maps, &c.

No. I. Price 7s. outlined, and 85. full coloured, 'Sold by the Author.

ON comparing this with Mr. Smith's, we sometimes find more care displayed in Mr. Cary's ; as, for instance, in Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire. Mr. Cary's map of Bedfordshire is also far superior to Mr. Smith's in the delineation of the hills. In strict impartiality, therefore, we must prefer Mr. Cary's, however inclined we may be to favour Mr. Smith's spirit and industry. But an equal objection of waste of paper, and want of concatenation of parts, arises against both; and it is singular that neither should have alighted on the only legitimate plan of executing an Atlas of a kingdom.

Chart of the Baltic Straits ; namely, the Great Belt, the Little Belt, · and the Sound; including the South Part of the Kattegat, with the Western Part of the Baltic Sea, and all the Danish Isles ; from the Surveys made by the Swedish Admiral Nordenanker, and Professor C. Lous, Director of Navigation at Copenhagen. 75.6d. Faden.

THE survey by admiral Nordenanker is universally esteemed the most exact which has yet appeared ; and the present excellent chart is constructed with great care upon that survey. There can be no doubt that the shores, shoals, &c. &c. are laid down with the utmost accuracy; and it is singularly rich in the observation of soundings.

Chart of the Sleeve, or Gulf of Jutland, and of the North Part of

the Kattegat ; from the Surveys of the Swedish Admiral Nore denanker, aad those made in Denmark and Norway by Professor Lous, Director of Navigation, and by the Royal Engineers. 75. 6d. Faden.

THIS sheet is connected with the former, being the northern part of the same chart. It includes a supplement of the Sound of Christiana. The praise bestowed on the preceding may be extended to this.

Chart of the Coasts of South America, from Rio de la Plata to

Cape Horn, and from Cape Horn to Valparayso, including the Isles of Juan Fernandes. "Two Sheets. 155. "Faden.

To the title of this chart is annexed the following information :

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• The Spanish chart from which almost the whole of the present is a faithful copy has been geometrically surveyed by royal order in the years 1789, 90, 94, and 95; and presented to his Catholic majesty in 1798 by Don Juan de Langara, minister of marine. That excellent original extends only from the parallel of 36° 30' of south latitude to Cape Horn, and goes not beyond the meridian of 76° 42' west of Greenwich. A greater extension given to this copy in latitude and longitude has enabled us to insert the Isles of Juan Fernandes, which are of some interest to our navigators in the South Sea. We have added, besides, various plans of harbours and roads, appearances of land, tracks of ships, with their soundings, &c. and several other particulars. The improvements made on the south coast of Tierra del Fuego, and omitted by the Spanish hydrographer, might be equally mentioned, could their small importance make them remarkable in a series of discoveries which so eminently increase our geographical knowledge.

The Spanish survey here mentioned must be that by Malespina, whose name, we understand, is, on account of some slight difference or jealousy, affectedly passed in silence by the Spanish council of marine. The present chart is extremely interesting, as it is founded on the first correct delineation of a great part of the shores of the new continent; and it varies considerably from the charts and maps before published. In the first sheet there are plans and views of Juan Fernandes, &c. with a small chart of the north part of Saint George's Bay, and others of Sea-Bear Bay and Port Saint Elena. The southern sheet also contains several views of land and plans of ports. A remarkable feature of the southern part is the large island of Campana, lat. 48°, and the Campana channel, which divides it from the main land of New Chili.

Cork Harbour; surveyed by John Knight, Esq. Rear-Admiral of

the Blue. 55. Steel.

THIS chart seems to be laid down with attention and accuracy. It is accompanied with short sailing directions, and with six views of the entrance of Cork harbour and adjacent lands.

A Chart of Ceuta and Tetuan Bays; in which are pointed out the

most advantageous Places of Rendezvous for the purposes of Vic. tualling and Watering a Fleet. Surveyed, and particularly deo signed for the Use of the British Navy, by Captain John Knight, of the Royal Navy. 55. Steel.

THIS chart is chiefly interesting, as it includes a considerable portion of the African shore. There is also inserted in the plate a plan of the Zaffarine Islands, which lie about fifty leagues E.S. E. from Gibraltar, and ten leagues S. E. by E. from Cape Treforcas. We shall extract a part of the observations.

• Captain Knight having found the Spanish and other charts of this part of Africa to be extremely incorrect, and the advantages of Tetuan Bay to be little known, was induced, by these considerations, to survey it in 1799.

"The bays of Ceuta and Tetuan afford good shelter for a fleet with a west by northerly or southerly wind. In both are some spots of foul ground, more particularly in Ceuta Bay, in ten to seventeen fathoms depth. Off the mouth of the river Maravi, near to the south part of Tetuan Bay, and off the white tower on the hill, is a most admirable watering place for a fleet ;—and here, on application and some slight compliments being made to the governor, fresh provisions of every kind may be obtained reasonably and in abundance, with wood for fuel. In June 1799, the British fleet under the orders of vice-admiral lord Keith anchored here, and was plentifully and expeditiously supplied with water from the river. Here ships may ride in perfect safety, on a sandy bottom, in eighteen to twenty-two fathoms, with the wind from N.W. to S.S.E. at two miles distant from the shore ; but within that depth the ground is in some places rocky.

The mode of watering is by landing the casks, and rolling them over a sandy beach, about thirty yards wide, into the river. The native Moors and Arabs are civil.

• In Ceuta Bay is also a good anchorage, and ships lie there better sheltered; but, on account of its vicinity to the garrison of Ceuta, it it less frequented in time of war. When the easterly or Levant winds spring up, it becomes necessary to get under way. The approach of these winds is generally indicated by a current from that quarter, and by a clear atinosphere for some hours before the passing clouds begin to cap the hills. In these bays, as on the opposite coast towards Gibraltar, the flood sets to the westward, and on the days of full and change the ride begins to set to the eastward at one o'clock.'

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A Survey of Bear Haven and Bantry Harbour, in Bantry Bas, · by John Knight, Esq. Rear Admiral of the Blue. 55. Steel.

BANTRY Bay is sufficiently noted in modern history; but as we believe the French are disgusted with fruitless attempts on Ireland, there can be little apprehension of their using this chart in any future invasion. It does honour to admiral Knight's abilities in this department, and may be useful in correcting the maps in this interesting part of Ireland. Bear Haven lies beyond Great-Bear Island, and the entrance is grandly marked by Hungry Hill, which, according to this Survey, is 2160 feet above the level of the sea.

A Chart of the East Coast of England from Lowestoff to Cromer, or

which are laid down Yarmouth Roads, from a Survey by John Knight, Esq. Rear-Admiral of the Blue; and Hasborough Gat, from a Survey by Captain Joseph Huddart; and published by Order of the Trinity House. 45. Steel.

THE public is greatly indebted to admiral Knight for this delineation of a shore proverbially dangerous. It is accompanied with several views of land, and some short observations by the intelligent author.

A Chart of the River Thames from London Bridge to Woolwich Warren; drawn from an accurate Trigonometrical Survey. 45. Steel.

USEFUL, and neatly engraved. It is accompanied with the rules concerning ballasting in the port of London ; by a perpetual table of high water at London Bridge, and by some observations, amongst which is the following:

Variation of the Compass.-In the year 1580 the variation of the magnetic needle, as observed in Limehouse by William Borough, was 11° 5' east: it has ever since been approaching westward, and is now 24° 30' west, having varied its position thirty-five degrees and a half in about 220 years. Its motion appears to have been unequal. In the last fifty years it has increased seven degrees.'

This chart includes an exact representation of the new docks and canal in the north of the Isle of Dogs.

A Survey of the Virgin Islands, by George King, Land-Surveyor to

those Islands. 45. Steel. OF this West-Indian groupe the two chief islands are Tore tola and St. Thomas. There is reason to believe that this Survey, which is accompanied with views of land, is one of the most accurate which has yet appeared.

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Chart of the White Sea from the North Cape to Archangel and

Onega; deduced from the latest Surveys and Observations, by John Hamilton Moore. Two Sheets*. 75. 6d. Sold by the Author.

THIS large chart includes several small surveys:-1. The river Dwina to Archangel; 2. The entrance of the river Puszlachta ; 3. The Bight at Cape Sweetnose. It appears to be delineated with considerable accuracy; but we should have ex-' pected that the names even of the smallest islands would have been inserted in a chart on so large a scale. There are several minute views of the North Cape; but the vacant and useless paper is so extensive as to leave room for many other views of land which might have been of great consequence to the mariner. .

A New Chart of the British Channel, enlarged and improved by John Hamilton Moore. Three Sheets. 75. 6d. Sold by the Author.

THIS extensive chart reaches to more than twelve degrees west of Greenwich; thus including the south of Ireland. "The eastern boundary extends beyond three degrees to the longitude of Cadzand. There are small compartments off Falmouth, the Downs, Dartmouth, Plymouth, Cork Harbour, and Portsmouth, with the Isle of Wight; there are also several views of headlands, &c. Major Rennell informs us that there is no good chart of the British Channel ; and the present is probably one of the best extant. It is executed in a coarse bold style.

A New Map of Great-Britain, particularly showing the Inland

Navigation by the Canals and principal Rivers. Bowles and Carrington.

WE before mentioned a map of the same nature, published by Mr. Smith. The present map includes the whole course of the rivers; but the extent to which they are navigable is not in

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* When the number of sheets is not mentioned, the map or chart is in one sheet.

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