Craven County Digital History Exhibit

Blome. Navigation (c1678-1700) 

Accession Number TP.1959.024.001B

Title

Engraving: “Navigation”

 

Maker

Artist/ cartographer: Richard Blome

Engraver: Unknown

Printer/ publisher: Unknown

 

Material

Laid paper, ink, watercolor

 

Origin

England

 

Date:

c. 1678-1700

 

Dimensions:

Paper- 16 1/8” X 10”

Plate-   15 ½” X 9 13/16”

Image- 15 5/16” X 9 9/16”

 

Description:

Colored engraving: Navigation [title]  |  To ye Honble Arthur Herbert Esqr Admiral and commander in chiefe of his Majestys fleet in ye Mediterra=nean and one of the Commissioners of the Admiralty &c. This plate is Humbly dedicated by Ricd Blome. [top left] | Coat of arms [top right]; seated female figure with navigational tools [bottom left], figures on shore waving to a departing ship [bottom right]

 

Source:

Gift, in memory of Lieut. (Senior Grade) Ellegood Vaughan Griffin, Jr. U.S.N.R. (1928-1959)

 

Relation:

Companion to print: “Geography” (TP.1958.024.001A) by Richard Blome

 

Comments:

English cartographer Richard Blome (died 1707) is best known for his county maps decorated with cartouches and coats of arms.

 

Language:

En

 

Rights:

Permission to use the photograph must be obtained in writing from Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, New Bern, North Carolina. It must be accompanied by the caption” From the collection of Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, New Bern, North Carolina; North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archive and History.”

Map Image:

Click on the image at the right to enlarge that image.

 


Images scanned by Dean Knight
Text prepared by Nancy Richards and Victor T. Jones, Jr.

Last edited: November 20, 2014

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