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231s5 MAP #: 231S5

CARTOGRAPHER : SILFVERLING, JONAS [ENGRAVER]

DATE: 1731

SHORT TITLE : DELINEATIO PENNSILVANIAE

REMAINING TITLE & ID : ET CAESAREAE NOV. OCCIDENT SEU WEST N. IERSEY IN AMERICA (CARTOUCHE, CENTER LEFT). "JONAS SILFVERLONG SCULP:UP:1731" (BOTTOM RIGHT UNDER SCALE). "SCALA MELLIANA ANGL." (ABOVE ENGRAVER STATEMENT. 3.6 CM = 30 MILES). ROYAL COAT OF ARMS (ABOVE CARTOUCHE). LONGITUDE (NOT SHOWN). LATITUDE (RIGHT BORDER).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1731
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : UPSALA, SWEDEN
PUBLISHER : TOBIAS BIORCK
LANGUAGE(S) : LA
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 17.5 X 26.0 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 20.0 X 27.6 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 1,500,000 (BASED ON LATITUDE)
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 3.6 CM. = 30 ENGLISH MILES
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : G1399-222
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : N026-NUG
REGION CATEGORY : GENERAL AREA MAP OF SIGNIFICANCE TO A MD/CHESAPEAKE COLLECTION (3)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) :
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SHOALS ARE SHOWN BY SHADING.
CARTOUCHE : AUGMENTED PLASTERWORK (16)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (FOR LATITUDE ONLY) (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s :
BEST INFO SOURCE : JUSTIN WINDSOR IS THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP IS FROM AN ORIGINAL COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING SIGNED BY JONAS SILFVERLING SHOWING THE SWEDISH SETTLEMENTS BETWEEN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AND NEW YORK IN THE AREA KNOWN AS NEW SWEDEN. THE MAP PRECEDES THE FIRST PAGE OF TEXT OF A 34 PAGE QUARTO SIZE PUBLICATION BY TOBIAS BIORCK ENTITLED DISSERTATIO GRADUALIS, DE PLANTATIONE ECCLESIAE SUECANAE IN AMERICA, QUAM, SUFFRAGANTE AMPL. SENATU PHILOSOPH. IN REGIO UPSAL. ATHENAEO, PRAESIDE, VIRO AMPLISSIMO ATQUE CELEBERRIMO MAG. ANDREA BRORWALL.... D. 14 JUN AN. MDCCXXXI, EXAMINANDAM MODESTE SISTIT TOBIAS E. BIORCK. AMERICANO-DALEKARLUS, UPSALIAE LITERIS WERNERIANIS. THE WORK MAY BE THE FIRST ONE ON NEW SWEDEN WRITTEN BY A NATIVE AND PUBLISHED IN SWEDEN AND IS ONE OF THE BEST PRIMARY ACCOUNTS OF THE SWEDISH SETTLEMENTS ON THE DELAWARE. THE BOOK IS AN EARLY HISTORY OF THE SWEDISH CHURCH. THE AUTHOR'S FATHER BUILT THE SWEDISH LUTHERAN CHURCH AT CHRISTIANA IN 1698. THE AUTHOR KNEW MOST OF THE PROMINENT FAMILIES IN NEW SWEDEN AND HAD ACCESS TO THE EARLIEST RECORDS. THE TEXT ALSO DISPLAYS CONSIDERABLE KNOWLEDGE OF THE INDIANS.

THIS SMALL MAP IS DECORATED WITH AN ORNATE CARTOUCHE, WHICH COVERS OVER HALF THE HEIGHT OF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE MAP, TWO SAILING SHIPS, NUMEROUS BIRDS, ANIMALS, TREES, FISH, AND HUMAN FIGURES AND A LARGE COMPASS ROSE.

WINDSOR SPELLS THE CARTOGRAPHER'S NAME SILFVERLING, ALTHOUGH THE MAP CLEARLY SHOWS IT AS SILFVERLONG.

BALTEMORE, ANNARUNDEL, CAECIL AND TALBOT COUNTIES ARE SHOWN IN MARYLAND. THE ONLY TOWN NAMED IN THE STATE IS NORTH EAST, WHICH IS MARKED WITH A CHURCH SYMBOL.

DATA IS FROM WINDSOR, DEALER CATALOGS AND PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS.

EDITION & STATE INFO : ONLY THE SINGLE EDITION AND STATE DESCRIBED HEREIN HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED. A COPY OF THE TOBIAS BIORCK DISSERTATIO GRADUALIS... IS IN THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF THIS MAP. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF N026- NUG AND A MDHR # OF G1399-222.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : WINDSOR, JUSTIN, NARRATIVE AND CRITICAL HISTORY OF AMERICA, VOL. 4 OF 8, CAMBRIDGE, MASS.: HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY, 1889, 493 & NOTE 5; SABIN, JOSEPH, A DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA FROM ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME, NEW YORK, JOSEPH SABIN, 1868-1936, # 5664; COMPASS # 32, CATALOG OF KENNETH NEBENZAHL, INC., CHICAGO: 1974, MAP # 25,; THE CARTOGRAPHER VIII, CATALOG OF RICHARD ARKWAY, INC., ITEM # 4; THE THOMAS WINTHROP STREETER COLLECTION OF AMERICANA, CATALOG FOR SALE # 2552, VOL. 2 OF 8, NEW YORK: PARKE-BERNET GALLERIES, iNC., 1967, 662, # 917; CHURCH # 911; BRUNET, SUPPLEMENT, 2, 1880, 988; HUTH, CATALOGUE,I, 167; MULLER, BOOKS ON AMERICA, I, 1872, NO. 1137.

February 2, 1990


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