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MAP #: 175S5

CARTOGRAPHER : SPEED, JOHN

DATE: 1675

SHORT TITLE : VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (CARTOUCHE, TOP RIGHT CORNER). A SCALE OF MILES (TOP LEFT CORNER). ALPHABETIC KEY TO NAMES IN THE MAP (UNDER CARTOUCHE). SMALL COCMPASS ROSE (SHOWN IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY SOUTH OF THE SOUTHERN MARYLAND LINE). ON THE REVERSE SIDE IS ENGLISH TEXT ENTITLED "THE DESCRIPTION OF VIRGINIA. 212" IN THREE PARAGRAPHS IN A SINGLE COLUMN. IT HAS A SIGNATURE OF O 3 AND THE CATCHWORD "THE". LONGITUDE (NOT SHOWN). LATITUDE (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1675
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : LONDON
PUBLISHER : JOHN SPEED
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 8.5 X 12.4 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 10.2 X 17.0 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 3,600,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 40 MILES = 2.1 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : G1399-204
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : BB023-DD1
REGION CATEGORY : GENERAL MAP WHERE THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA IS ONE MAIN FOCUS (1)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : JOHN SMITH DERIVATIVE MAP (11) : AUGUSTINE HERRMAN DERIVATIVE MAP (12)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : W IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE
CARTOUCHE : SIMPLE PLASTERWORK (14)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 176S5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : SWEM, VERNER, PHILLIPS, AND SABIN ARE ALL USEFUL.
DESCRIPTION : THIS SMALL MAP IS SIMILAR TO, ALTHOUGH ON A MUCH SMALLER SCALE THAN, THE SPEED MAP OF VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND OF 1676 (SEE MAP # 176S5). IT WAS IN SPEED'S A PROSPECT OF THE MOST FAMOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD..., LONDON, PRINTED BY W.G., 1675, ON PAGE 212, WHICH WAS BOUND WITH HIS ENGLAND, WALES, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND DESCRIBED AND ABRIDGED...FROM A FARR LARGER VOULUME..., ANNO CUM PRIVILEGIO 1676. VERNER NOTES THAT THIS VOLUME WAS ADVERTISED IN THE TERM CATALOGUE FOR HILLARY TERM 1676 (I 299) AS SELLING FOR 7s BOUND. THE MAP DOES NOT APPEAR IN THE EARLIER EDITIONS OF 1631, 1646, 1662, AND 1668, WHICH SABIN INDICATES CONTAIN ONLY A GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND MAP OF AMERICA. THERE IS NO ENGRAVER STATEMENT ON THE MAP, BUT PHILLIPS' ENTRY FOR THIS ITEM STATES THAT MANY OF THE MAPS WERE ENGRAVED BY PIETER VAN DEN KEERE. A COPY OF THE VOLUME IS IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. VERNER HAS AN ADDITIONAL ENTRY FOR 1676, SHOWING THAT THE SAME PLATE AND PROBABLY THE SAME TYPE SETTING WAS USED AS IN THE 1675 EDITION IN A PUBLICATION ENTITLED AN EPITOME OF MR. SPEED'S THEATRE OF THE EMPIRE OF GREAT BRITAIN AND OF HIS PROSPECT OF THE MOST FAMOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD, LONDON, THO. BASSET & RIC. CHISWELL, ON PAGE 211. THE TITLE PAGE IS DIFFERENT. BOTH THE 1675 AND 1676 TITLE PAGES ARE SHOWN IN BAER'S SEVENTEENTH CENTURY MARYLAND, A BIBLIOGRAPHY, ON 85A AND 85b. COPIES OF THE 1676 PUBLICATION ARE IN THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY, THE CLEMENTS LIBRARY, THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY AND IN THE NEW HAMPSHSIRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. THE MAP'S GEOGRAPHICAL PRESENTATION IS SIMILAR TO SPEED'S MAP OF VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND IN THE LARGER ATLAS OF 1676 AND ITS NAMES ARE SIMILAR AS TO SPELLING, EXCEPT THAT THERE ARE FEWER OF THEM BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THE MAP. A PLACE LISTING WITH CORRESPONDING LETTER SYMBOLS IS GIVEN JUST BELOW THE CARTOUCHE, WHICH PERMITS THE ENTRY OF 10 MORE PLACE NAMES WITHOUT OVERCROWDING THE MAP. THE PRESENTATION OF THE HILLS IN WESTERN VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND IS ALSO SIMILAR. THE LATITUDE MARKINGS FROM 37 THROUGH 40 IN BOTH THE TOP AND BOTTOM MARGINS ARE THE SAME AND THE TEXT ACCOMPANYING THE MAP IS IDENTICAL. DATA IS FROM SWEM, VERNER, PHILLIPS AND CUMMING AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPY OF THE MAP IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : ONLY A SINGLE EDITION AND STATE ARE KNOWN AT THIS TIME, ALTHOUGH THERE WERE TWO ISSUES OF THE MAP, ONE IN 1675 AND ONE IN 1676.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD COPY OF THIS MAP IN BLACK AND WHITE WITH AN ACQ. # OF BB023- DD1 AND A MDHR # OF G1399-204.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : SWEM, EARL G., "MAPS RELATING TO VIRGINIA IN THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY...", VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY BULLETIN, VOL. 7, NOS. 2 AND 3, RICHMOND, 1914, # 92; SABIN, JOSEPH, [CONTINUED BY WILBERFORCE EAMES AND COMPLETED BY R.W.G. VAIL], A DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA, VOL. 22, PRINTING HOUSE OF WILLIAM EDWIN RUDGE, NEW YORK, 1931-32, # 89228; VERNER, COOLIE, UNPUBLISHED NOTES ON THE MAPS OF VIRGINIA; BAER, ELIZABETH, SEVENTEENTH CENTURY MARYLAND, A BIBLIOGRAPHY, JOHN WORK GARRETT LIBRARY, BALTIMORE, 1949, NOS. 85A AND 85B [TITLE PAGES SHOWN OF VOLUMES CONTAINING THE MAP]; PHILLIPS, P. LEE, A LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, VOL. III, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON, 1914, # 3438, P. 173, # 3441, P. 175; CUMMING, WILLIAM P., THE SOUTHEAST IN EARLY MAPS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS, CHAPEL HILL, 1958, P. 154 [SEE MAP # 76 FOR A SHORT DISCUSSION OF THE BOOK IN WHICH THE MAP APPEARED].

February 24, 1989


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