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MAP #: 238K5

CARTOGRAPHER : KEITH, SIR WILLIAM

DATE: 1738

SHORT TITLE : A NEW MAP OF VIRGINIA

REMAINING TITLE & ID : HUMBLY DEDICATED TO Ye RIGHT HON.ble THOMAS LORD FAIRFAX 1738. (RECTANGULAR BOX, TOP LEFT CORNER). 4 POINTED COMPASS ROSE (BOTTOM RIGHT). LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE MARKS OUTSIDE THE NEAT LINES.


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1738
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : LONDON
PUBLISHER : SIR WILLIAM KEITH
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 33.1 X 21.2 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 2,300,000 (BASED ON LATITUDE)
SCALE - OTHER DATA :
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : G3880 1738 .K4
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : G1399-432 (KEITH HISTORY)
# 2 : G1399-146 (REPRO)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : N017-HG2Q* (KEITH HISTORY)
REGION CATEGORY : MAP ON WHICH THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AEA IS ONE MAIN FOCUS (1)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : POPPLE DERIVATIVE (19)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE
CARTOUCHE : SIMPLE LINE FAME (2)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : LONDON
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : PHILLIPS MAPS, CUMMING AND VERNER ARE ALL USEFUL.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP IS OPPOSITE PAGE 38 IN SIR WILLIAM KEITH'S THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH PLANTATIONS IN AMERICA, PT. I", LONDON, 1738. IT IS A CLOSE COPY OF A PORTION OF MAPS # 6 AND 10 JOINED TOGETHER FROM THE HENRY POPPLE ATLAS ENTITLED A MAP OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN AMERICA WITH THE FRENCH AND SPANISH SETTLEMENTS ADJACENT THERETO BY HEN. POPPLE, LONDON, S. RICHARDSON, 1733 (SEE MAP # 233P5 AND 233P6). HOWEVER, THE KEITH MAP COVERS A MUCH MORE RESTRICTED AREA THAN THE TWO POPPLE MAPS. IT GOES FROM 34 TO 41 DEG. NORTH AND FROM CAPE MAY (74 DEG. WEST) TO THE HEADWATERS OF THE JAMES RIVER (80 DEG. WEST). THE NAMES AND THEIR SPELLING ARE ALMOST IDENTICAL. THE CHARACTERISTIC EASTWARD BULGE OF SOUTHERN DELAWARE IS PRESENT IN THE MAP AND THE OUTER BARRIER ISLANDS OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA HAVE THE SAME CHARACTERISTIC SHAPE. MANY FORTS, TOWNS, ETC. ARE SHOWN IN SYMBOLS. SOME NOTES ARE GIVEN (e.g. F. BARNWELL BUILT 1712). ALTHOUGH THE VOLUME IN WHICH THE KEITH MAP APPEARED WAS MARKED "PART I", ONLY THIS FIRST VOLUME OF A MORE COMPREHENSIVE PROJECTED HISTORY OF THE COLONIES WAS EVER PUBLISHED. IT RELATES LARGELY TO VIRGINIA.

THE DRAUGHTSMAN WHO COPIED THIS PORTION OF POPPLE'S MAP IS UNKNOWN. HARRISON, IN HIS LANDMARKS II SAYS THAT THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT KEITH HIMSELF ENGRAVED IT. KEITH SERVED AS CHIEF CUSTOMS OFFICER FOR THE SOUTHERN COLONIES BEFORE BECOMING GOVERNOR OF PENNSYLVANIA FROM 1717-1726. KEITH DIED IN 1749 AT 80 YEARS OF AGE.

DATA IS FROM PERSONAL OBSERVATION FROM THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION AND FROM PHILLIPS MAPS AND CUMMING.

EDITION & STATE INFO : ONLY A SINGLE EDITION AND STATE HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED, AS DESCRIBED HEREIN.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS AN EXCELLENT COPY OF THE MAP IN KEITH'S HISTORY OF THE BRITISH PLANTATIONS IN AMERICA. THE HISTORY ITSELF HAS A LOOSE FRONT COVER. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF N017-HG2Q* AND A MDHR # OF G1399-432. THE COLLECTION ALSO HAS A GOOD PHOTOCOPY OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COPY WITH A MDHR # OF G1399-146(REPRO).

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF MAPS OF AMERICA IN THE LIBRARY OF COMGRESS, NEW YORK: BURT FRANKLIN, UNDATED REPRINT OF A 1901 VOLUME, 981; CHURCH 930; CUMMING, WILLIAM P., THE SOUTHEAST IN EARLY MAPS, CHAPEL HILL, THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS, 1962, # 240; HOWES, K36; KRESS, 4388; SOWERBY, LIBRARY OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, I, 210; WINDSOR, JUSTIN, NARRATIVE AND CRITICAL HISTORY OF AMERICA, VOL. 5 OF 8, CAMBRIDGE: HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY, 1889, ILLUSTRATION OPPOSITE PAGE 275; SWEM, EARL G., "MAPS RELATING TO VIRGINIA IN THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY...", IN VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY BULLETIN, VOL. 7, NOS. 2 AND 3, RICHMOND: VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY, 1914, # 162; SABIN, JOSEPH, A DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA FROM ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME, VOL. 9 OF 29, NEW YORK: JOSEPH SABIN, 1868-1936, # 37240; MATHEWS, EDWARD B. "BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CARTOGAPHY OF MARYLAND", IN MARYLAND GEOLOGICAL SURVEY SPECIAL PUBLICATION, VOL. 1, PART IV, BALTIMORE: THE JOHNS HOPKINS PRESS, 1897, 345 (UNDER ANON. - 1738); VERNER, COOLIE, [UNPUBLISHED] NOTES ON THE MAPS OF VIRGINIA.

February 19, 1990


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