1721 – William Taverner

En 1721, à Londres, apparaît la première carte imprimée de Saint-Pierre. Il s’agit d’une petite carte publiée dans l’English Pilot, un manuel de navigation en langue anglaise. L’auteur, William Taverner, capitaine Terre-Neuvien leva cette carte en 1714

  • Ifland of St Peters : Saint-Pierre.
  • St Peters : Petit Saint-Pierre.
  • Doggs I : Ile aux Marins, ancienne Ile aux Chiens
  • Columba I : Grand Colombier.

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1721 – William Taverner (Carte)

A Defcription of the ifland of St Peters, by Capt. William Taverner.

THE ifland of St Peter’s is subject to Fogs of a different dryer nature than those in other parts; and yet it is an extraordinary good place for drying and curing Cod Fish. There is good Fishing Ground round all the island: The Harbour is good for Ships to ride in, especially the Bottom of it called the Bougway, where no Wind can hurt them; there is Reach enough for 300 Boats. It lies in 47 Degrees 10 Minutes North Latitude, where the Compass hath two Points Variation …

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1713 – 17xx : William Taverner

"On 21 July 1713 Taverner was commissioned as “Surveyor of such part of the coast of Newfoundland and the Islands adjacent as the French have usually fished upon and wherewith our subjects are at present unacquainted.” Frequently consulted by the Board of Trade during the next eight months, he was able to pass on useful information as well as advice about the situation in the newly acquired territories. When Taverner arrived at Placentia on 27 June 1714, Lieutenant-Colonel Moody, who had been designated deputy governor of Placentia, put a ship at his disposal to begin the survey. On 23 July …

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