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MAP #: 215L5

CARTOGRAPHER : LEA, PHILIP

DATE: 1715

SHORT TITLE : A NEW MAP OF NEW ENGLAND. NEW YORK. NEW IARSEY. PENSILVANIA.

REMAINING TITLE & ID : MARYLAND. AND VIRGINIA.BY PHILIP LEA (TOP BORDER). "SOLD BY GEO: WILLDEY AT THE GREAT TOY, SPECTACLE, CHINAWARE, AND PRINTSHOP, AT Ye CORNER OF LUDGATE STREET NEAR St. PAUL'S LONDON." (IMPRINT, BOTTOM RIGHT). A SCALE OF ENGLISH MILES (ABOVE CARTOUCHE, SCALE 6 1/2 CM. = 55 MI.). UNTITLED INSET OF ENTRANCE TO NEW YORK HARBOR (MEASURING 12.7 X 11.7 CM; RIGHT, BELOW CENTER, SCALE 3 1/2 CM. = 10 ENGLISH MI.) LONGITUDE (NOT SHOWN). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : R1715-8?(1682-5?)
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : LONDON
PUBLISHER : PHILIP LEA
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 44.7 X 54.0 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 49.0 X 60.0 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 1,540,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 6.5 CM. = 55 ENG. MI.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : G1399-183
# 2 : G1399-199 (STATE 2)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : A018-UGHG
# 2 : N022-HUGD (STATE 2)
REGION CATEGORY : A GENERAL MAP OF SIGNIFICANCE TO A MD/CHESAPEAKE COLLECTION (3)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : AUGUSTINE HERRMAN DERIVATIVE (12)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SOUNDING UNITS NOT SPECIFIED, BUT APPARENTLY FEET AND FATHOMS.
: SHOALS ARE SHOWN BY SHADING.
CARTOUCHE : SIMPLE LINE FRAME (2)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 176T5, 185T5, 186L5, 190L5
BEST INFO SOURCE : BAER IS THE BEST SOURCE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP IS STATE 5 OF THE THORNTON, MORDEN & LEA MAP OF C1682-5 OF THIS SAME TITLE. NO COPIES ARE KNOWN TO EXIST OF THE FIRST STATE OF THE MAP. SARAH TYACKE NOTES THAT WILLDEY TOOK OVER THE ADDRESS IN THE TITLE IN 1715 FROM CHRISTOPHER BROWNE AND AT THAT TIME WAS IN BUSINESS FOR HIMSELF. IN 1718, HIS ADDRESS WAS "THE WEST END OF ST. PAULS". THIS IS THE BASIS FOR THE DATING OF THE MAP, WHICH BAER SHOWS AS C169_. IT IS A DERIVATIVE OF THE THORNTON & GREENE "A MAPP OF VIRGINIA, MARY=LAND,NEW=JARSEY, NEW=YORK & NEW ENGLAND, C. 1676. (SEE MAP # 176T5), WHICH IN TURN IS A DERIVATIVE FROM THE HERRMAN MAP (SEE MAP # 173H5). THE SECOND STATE OF THE MAP IS THE MAIN MAP OF A LARGER WORK WHICH CONSISTS OF THREE MAPS AND A CARTOUCHE ON FOUR SHEETS AND A DESCRIPTION. THE SERIES IS ENTITLED, IN AN ELABORATE CARTOUCHE IN THE TOP LEFT, "A NEW MAP OF THE ENGLISH EMPIRE. IN THE CONTINENT OF AMERICA. VIZ. NEW ENGLAND, NEW YORK, NEW IARSEY, PENSILVANIA, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA, AND CAROLINA. TO THE MOST SERENE & MOST SACRED MAJ.ty OF JAMES II. BY THE GRACE OF GOD KING OF GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, AND IRELAND, THIS MAP IS HUMBLY DEDICATED. BY IOHN THORNTON. ROBt. MORDEN. PHILLIP LEA." THE SMALLER MAPS THAT ADJOIN THIS MAIN MAP AT THE TOP COVER UP TO THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER AND WEST TO LAKE ERIE AND TO THE BOTTOM, THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, WITH THE COAST LINES OF EUROPE AND AFRICA FROM THE SHETLAND ISLANDS TO THE GOLD COAST AND THE AMERICAS FROM GREENLAND TO GUIANA. THERE ARE COPIES OF THE FOUR MAPS IN THE BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE, BUT NONE ARE KNOWN WITH THE TEXT. THE DATE 1685 WAS ASSIGNED BY THE BRITISH MUSEUM TO THE SECOND STATE (SEE MAP # 185T5)..

DATA IS FROM BAER.

EDITION & STATE INFO : IN ALL LIKELIHOOD, AN EARLIER STATE THAN IS PRESENTLY KNOWN EXISTED BECAUSE OF EXTENSIVE ERASURES IN THE SECOND STATE OF THE MAP. PERHAPS IT WAS A VARIANT OF THE THORNTON & GREENE MAP OF CA. 1676 (SEE MAP #176T5) SINCE NAMES THAT WERE ON THE EARLIER MAP ARE SHOWN PARTIALLY ERASED IN THE SECOND STATE. BAER IDENTIFIES FOUR STATES, TO WHICH IS ADDED A FIRST UNLOCATED STATE.

1ST STATE - (1682-1685?) - NO COPIES LOCATED.

2ND STATE - (C1685) - THE BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN PENNSYLVANIA AND MARYLAND IS SHOWN BY A COLORED LINE ONLY, RUNNING FROM DELAWARE BAY ON ABOUT THE 40o N. LATITUDE. A VARIANT COLORING SHOWS THIS LINE DRAWN IN COLOR SLIGHTLY NORTH OF WEST. THE SCHUYLKILL RIVER RUNS ONLY FOR ABOUT 3/4 OF AN INCH WEST FROM THE DELAWARE. THERE ARE NO COUNTIES MARKED IN EAST OR WEST JERSEY, OR ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE DELAWARE RIVER. OBVIOUS ERASURES INCLUDE A DOUBLE ROAD LINE 1/2 CM ABOVE THE EASTERN HALF OF THE HARTFORD-MEDFIELD ROAD,TWO N-S DOTTED LINES BETWEEN THE G & L IN NEW ENGLAND, NAME NW OF CAMBRIDGE, SHOAL AT SANDY POINT, SEVERAL NAMES ALL ALONG THE EAST NEW JERSEY SHORE OF THE OCEAN, THE NAME AMACARONK NW OF AMACARONK PLUS MOETON KARONCK BELOW THAT, NAME 1 CM WEST OF THE D IN DELAWARE RIVER, ONE NAME ABOVE AND ONE BELOW PENNSBERRY ALONG THE DELAWARE RIVER, SEVERAL NAMES ABOVE AND BELOW CONESTOGA ON THE SUSQUEHANNA, 3 NAMES UNDER TURKEY CREEK, MD. "37" ON THE RIGHT BORDER BELOW THE PRESENT 37, TREES AND OTHER DATA IN DEL. TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEWLY INSCRIBED NAMES FROM S. GEORGES CR. TO LEWIS CR. SEE MAP # 185T5.

3RD STATE - (C1686) - THE IMPRINT IS ALTERED TO READ "BY PHILIP LEA AT THE ATLAS AND HERCULES IN CHEAPSIDE LONDON", BUT WITHOUT OTHER ALTERATIONS OR ADDITIONS. SEE MAP # 186L5.

4TH STATE - (C1690) - THE TITLE IS ALTERED TO "A NEW MAP OF NEW ENGLAND. NEW YORK.NEW IARSEY.PENSILVANIA.MARYLAND. AND VIRGINIA. BY PHILIP LEA IN CHEAP-SIDE LONDON". THE IMPRINT WAS UNCHANGED. THE BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN MD. AND PENNSYLVANIA IS SHOWN BY AN ENGRAVED DOTTED LINE RUNNING ALONG THE 40o N. LAT. FROM THE WEST, THEN SOUTH, THEN EAST TO THE OCEAN, NOW CALLED "SEA OF THE ENGLISH EMPIRE". THE SCHUYLKILL IS EXTENDED ALMOST TO THE TOP BORDER AND IS CALLED "SCHOOLKIL". COUNTIES ARE ADDED IN NJ AND DEL.THE CHESAPEAKE IS NAMED. SEE MAP # 190L5.

5TH STATE - (C1715-1718) - "IN CHEAP-SIDE LONDON" IS DELETED FROM TITLE. LEA'S IMPRINT IS REPLACED BY "SOLD BY GEO: WILLDEY AT THE GREAT TOY, SPECTACLE, CHINAWARE AND PRINT SHOP AT Ye CORNER OF LUDGATE STREET NEAR St.PAULS, LONDON. DATE IS FROM SARAH TYACHE'S NOTES ON WILLDEY'S ADDRESSES. THIS IS THE MAP DESCRIBED HEREIN.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF THIS FIFTH STATE, WITH A MDHR # OF G1399- 182 AND AN ACQ. # OF A018-UGHG. THE COLLECTION ALSO HAS A GOOD COPY OF THE SECOND STATE, FRAMED AND IN OUTLINE COLORING, WITH A MDHR # OF G1399-199 AND AN ACQ. # OF N022-HUGD.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : BAER, ELIZABETH, SEVENTEENTH CENTURY MARYLAND A BIBLIOGRAPHY, BALTIMORE: THE JOHN WORK GARRETT LIBRARY, 1949, # 123, 123-5; ARBER, TERM CATAOGUES II, 126; STEVENS AND TREE, "COMPARATIVE CARTOGRAPHY", MAP COLLECTORS SERIES #39, LONDON: MAP COLLECTORS CIRCLE, LTD., 1967, 328; TYACKE, SARAH, LONDON MAP SELLERS 1660-1720, TRING, HERTFORDSHIRE: MAP COLLECTOR PUBLICATIONS LTD., 1978, 113, 146-148; THE THOMAS WINTRHOP STREETER COLLECTION OF AMERICANA, V. 2 OF 8, NEW YORK: PARKE-BERNET GALLERIES, INC., 1966, 602.

November 21, 1989


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