Blunt, Edmund M.

Edmund M. Blunt

1770-1862. Publisher of nautical books and charts based in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Began publishing The American Coast Pilot in 1796 under the nominal authorship of a Captain Lawrence Furlong. Became publisher of Bowditch's New American Practical Navigator. After moving the business to New York in 1811, his work continued with his sons Edmund Blunt and George William Blunt. The former was also a surveyor for the Coast Survey, and after Alexander Dallas Bache became superintendent, a relationship developed that allowed the Blunts to publish data collected.