Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The card of the mariners' compass.
  • n. A chart or map of the ocean or of some part of it.

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Examples

  • Terra — at that time being then with him in Mexico — a sea-card made by his own experience and travel in that voyage, wherein was plainly set down and described this North – West

    The North-West Passage

  • Moletius is of that mind, not only in his plain hemispheres of the world, but also in his sea-card.

    The North-West Passage

  • Moletius in his sea-card, nevertheless doubting of so great continuance of the former continent, have opened a gulf betwixt the

    The North-West Passage

  • What! we know our terms of hunting and the sea-card.

    The Merry Devil

  • Whereunto I answered that the Tartars were a barbarous people, and utterly ignorant in the art of navigation, not knowing the use of the sea-card, compass, or star, which he confessed true; and therefore they could not (said I) certainly know the south-east from the north-east in a wide sea, and a place unknown from the sight of the land.

    Voyages in Search of the North-West Passage

  • Moletius in his universal table of the Globe divided, in his sea-card and particular tables of the East Indies Zanterius and Don Diego with

    Voyages in Search of the North-West Passage

  • Josephus Moletius is of that mind, not only in his plain hemispheres of the world, but also in his sea-card.

    Voyages in Search of the North-West Passage

  • Germany through this North-West Passage, and showed Salva Terra -- at that time being then with him in Mexico -- a sea-card made by his own experience and travel in that voyage, wherein was plainly set down and described this North-West Passage, agreeing in all points with Ortelius 'map.

    Voyages in Search of the North-West Passage

  • And a precise order to prick the sea-card, together with certain infallible rules for the shortening of any discovery, to know at the first entering of any strait whether it lies open to the ocean more ways than one, how far soever the sea stretcheth itself into the land.

    The North-West Passage

  • The same doctors, Mercator in other of his globes and maps, Moletius in his sea-card, nevertheless doubting of so great continuance of the former continent, have opened a gulf betwixt the West Indies and the extreme northern land; but such a one that either is not to be travelled for the causes in the first objection alleged, or clean shut up from us in Europe by Greenland, the south end whereof Moletius maketh firm land with

    Voyages in Search of the North-West Passage

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