Return to Huntingfield Map Collection homepage

MAP #: 247B5

CARTOGRAPHER : BOWEN, EMANUEL

DATE: 1747

SHORT TITLE : A NEW AND ACCURATE MAP OF VIRGINIA & MARYLAND

REMAINING TITLE & ID : LAID DOWN FROM SURVEYS AND REGULATED BY ASTRONL OBSERVAT.NS BY EMAN. BOWEN. (CARTOUCHE, BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). SCALE OF 30 ENGLISH MILES (BELOW CARTOUCHE). "No. 95" (LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN). "PART OF CAROLINA" (IN THE BOTTOM BORDER). 8 POINT COMPASS ROSE (TOP LEFT CORNER). LONGITUDE FROM LONDON (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1747
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : LONDON
PUBLISHER : WILLIAM INNYS
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 32.6 X 22.9 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 34.3 X 25.0 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 1,150,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 1 1/4 INCHES = 20 ENGLISH MILES
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : G1399-5
# 2 : G1399-1 (1752 STATE)
HFC ACQ. PRIORITY : 73
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : BB023-DHD
# 2 : PRS018-ULN (1752 STATE)
REGION CATEGORY : MAP ON WHICH THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA IS ONE MAIN FOCUS (1)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : HERRMAN DERIVATIVE (12)
: POPPLE DERIVATIVE (19)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SHOALS ARE SHOWN BY STIPLING. CARTOUCHE : ROCOCCO (17)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : LONDON
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 252B5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : PHILLIPS IS THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP COVERS FROM SOUTHERN PENNSYLVANIA TO SOUTH OF CAPE HENRY AND FROM NEW JERSEY TO ABOUT 25 MILES WEST OF BALTIMORE. IT WAS ISSUED IN TWO STATES OF WHICH THIS WAS THE FIRST. THE MAP APPEARED IN BOWEN'S A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF GEOGRAPHY, VOL. II OF 2, FOLIO, LONDON, W. INNYS (ETC.) BETWEEN PAGES 646 AND 647 AS MAP "No. 95". THIS PUBLICATION PRESERVED THE USEFUL DATA FROM THE 4TH AND LAST EDITION OF THE COMPLEAT GEOGRAPHER, PUBLISHED BY HERMAN MOLL. IN 1752, A REVISED STATE WAS IN BOWEN'S A COMPLETE ATLAS OR DISTINCT VIEW OF THE KNOWN WORLD; EXHIBITED IN SIXTY EIGHT MAPS..., FOLIO, LONDON, FOR W. INNYS (ETC.), 1752.

A COMPARISON OF PLACE NAMES INDICATES THAT THE MAP WAS TAKEN ALMOST DIRECTLY FROM HERMAN MOLL'S MAP ENTITLED "VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND", DATED CA. 1736 (SEE MAP # 236M5) INCLUDING FOR EXAMPLE THE INCORRECT "ESSEX C." IN DELAWARE AND "ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY" IN MARYLAND (MOLL SPELLS IT "ANN"). BOTH MAPS ARE, HOWEVER, BASED DIRECTLY ON AUGUSTINE HERRMAN'S MAP OF 1673 (SEE MAP # 173H5).

THE BOWEN DERIVATIVE DISTORTS THE SHAPE OF THE EAST COAST OF THE DELMARVA PENINSULA SOUTH TO CAPE HENLOPEN BY DIVERTING IT FAR TO THE EAST. THIS DISTOTION DERIVES FROM THE HENRY POPPLE MAP OF 1733 (SEE MAPS # 233P5 AND 233P6).

BOWEN LIVED FROM CA. 1720 TO 1767. HE WAS AN ENGRAVER, PRINTSELLER AND PUBLISHER IN LONDON. BOWEN WAS APPOINTED ENGRAVER OF MAPS TO GEORGE II OF ENGLAND AND LOUIS XV OF FRANCE, BUT DIED POOR AND NEARLY BLIND.

DATA IS FROM PHILLIPS MAPS. PHILLIPS ATLASES, VERNER'S NOTES, E.B. MATHEWS, THE HARVARD MAP CATALOG, A LETTER FROM ED PAPENFUSE AND FROM PERSONAL OBSERVATION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : TWO STATES OF THE MAP ARE KNOWN:

STATE 1 - (1747) - THIS IS THE MAP DESCRIBED HEREIN. IT HAS A MAP NUMBER OF 95 IN THE LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN. IT SHOWS "ESSEX C." IN DELAWARE, "ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY" IN MARYLAND, AND DOES NOT SHOW "SALEM" OR THE "SALE R." IN NEW JERSEY. THIS STATE WAS IN BOWEN'S A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF GEOGRAPHY.

STATE 2 - (1752) - THIS STATE HAS THE MAP NUMBER 61 IN THE LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN. "ESSEX C." IS CORRECTED TO "SUSSEX C.", "ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY" IS CHANGED TO "ANNAPOLIS COUNTY" AND "SALEM" AND THE "SALE R." ARE SHOWN IN NEW JERSEY. IT APPEARED IN BOWEN'S A COMPLETE ATLAS...OR DISTINCT VIEW OF THE KNOWN WORLD: EXHIBITED IN SIXTY EIGHT MAPS..., LONDON, 1752.

DATA IS FROM PHILLIPS MAPS, PHILLIPS ATLASES, VERNER'S NOTES, A LETTER FROM ED PAPENFUSE AND FROM PERSONAL OBSERVATION.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A POOR COPY OF STATE 1 IN OUTLINE COLORING. IT HAD BEEN BADLY MOUNTED, HAVING BEEN PASTED ON NON ACID-FREE BOARD. THIS WAS REMOVED. HOWEVER, THERE ARE TEARS AND WEAK PLACES ON THE MAP AND NON-GLARE TAPE IS OVER THE FACE OF THE MAP TO REPAIR A TEAR. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF BB023-DGD AND A MDHR # OF G1399-5. THE COLLECTION ALSO HAS A BEAUTIFUL COPY OF STATE 2 IN OUTLINE COLORING. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF PRS018-ULN AND A MDHR # OF G1399-1.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, VOL. 1, AMSTERDAM: THEATRVM ORBIS TERRARVM, LTD., 1971 REPRINT, # 603, MAP # 60 (1747); # 614, MAP # 59 (1752); PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF MAPS OF AMERICA IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, NEW YORK: BURT FRANKLIN, UNDATED REPRINT OF A 1901 BOOK, 393 (1752); PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, VIRGINIA CARTOGRAPHY, 47-49; MATHEWS, EDWARD B., BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CARTOGRAPHY OF MARYLAND", IN MARYLAND GEOLOGICAL SURVEY SPECIAL PUBLICATION VOL. 1, PART IV, BALTIMORE: THE JOHNS HOPKINS PRESS, 1897, 346; TOOLEY, R.V., TOOLEY'S DICTIONARY OF MAPMAKERS, TRING, HERTFORDSHIRE: MAP COLLECTOR PUBLICATIONS, LTD., 1979, 74; SWEM, EARL G., "MAPS RELATING TO VIRGINIA IN THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY...", IN VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY BULLETIN, VOL. 7, NOS. 2 AND 3, CHARLOTTESVILLE: VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY, 1914, # 170; VERNER, COOLIE, [UNPUBLISHED] NOTES ON THE MAPS OF VIRGINIA; PAPENFUSE AND COALE, ATLAS OF HISTORICAL MAPS OF MARYLAND 1608- 1908, BALTIMORE: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1982, 23, FIG. 24 (1747 STATE).

February 18, 1990


This information resource of the Maryland State Archives is presented here for fair use in the public domain. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: Rights assessment for associated source material is the responsibility of the user.


Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!


[ Archives' Home Page  ||  All About Maryland  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

© Copyright April 26, 2006 Maryland State Archives