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Edmund March Blunt

American navigator and publisher

1770   -   1862

country of citizenship: United States of America
occupation: explorer, publisher, hydrographer, cartographer

Edmund March Blunt (June 20, 1770 – January 4, 1862) was an American navigator, author, and publisher of nautical magazines. He established a nautical book and chart publishing firm that became the largest publishing firm in early 19th century. In 1796, he published American Coastal Pilot, which described every port of the United States. Blunt created a map in 1796 of what is now the Federated States of Micronesia.
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The American Coast Pilot

The first book of American sailing directions published in the United States.

author: Edmund March Blunt, Lawrence Furlong


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