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Fitzhugh Southack
Augustine Fitzhugh. A Draught of Boston Harbour by Capt. Cyprian Southake, 1694. Manuscript copy of original, 1884.
Southack’s earliest known effort was a chart of Boston Harbor, probably drawn in the late 1680s but now lost. It remains available, however, through two derivatives. This derivative is an 1884 copy of an ornate manuscript made in 1694 by London draughtsman Augustine Fitzhugh. Though the cartography is crude, this chart is an important example of how the work of colonial mapmakers was circulated back in the home country.

 

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