Had you followed Captain Ahab down into his cabin after the squall that took place on the night succeeding that wild ratification of his purpose with his crew, you would have seen him go to a locker in the transom, and bringing out a large wrinkled roll of yellowish sea charts
, spread them before him on his screwed-down table.
"Here's Mangareva," the captain said, bending over the table and pointing to a black speck in the midst of the white blankness of the chart. "And here, in between, is another island.
Again they went into the cabin to consult the big general chart; but the poisonous vapors drove them coughing and gasping on deck.
Alone I had thought of it, and alone I had done it; and here was the chart which would save us a month's blind groping among unknown dangers.
Malone" (I cannot help quoting the words), "we have got our chart, our one and only immediate duty is to get ourselves safe and sound out of this awful place."
You remember that we saw the name upon the chart
in Captain Morstan's possession.
and 72@ 15' long., struck on her starboard quarter a rock, marked in no chart
for that part of the sea.
He also had the excellent charts
published in the "Bulletins of the Geographical Society of London;" and not a single point of the countries already discovered could, therefore, escape his notice.
"And the chart
is there as a proof," added Planchet, who went to fetch from the neighboring wall, where it was suspended by a twist, forming a triangle with the bar of the window to which it was fastened, the plan consulted by the captain on his last visit to Planchet.
Disko showed him the meaning of the thumbed and pricked chart
, which, he said, laid over any government publication whatsoever; led him, pencil in hand, from berth to berth over the whole string of banks - Le Have, Western, Banquereau, St.
In conformity with the Act of Congress of the United States entitled, "An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts
, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times herein mentioned." And also to an Act, entitled, "an Act, supplementary to an Act, for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts
, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times herein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints." JAMES DILL, Clerk of the Southern District of New-York
But if from the comparative dimensions of the whale's proper brain, you deem it incapable of being adequately charted
, then I have another idea for you.