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MAP #: 255T5

CARTOGRAPHER : TIRION, ISAAC [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1755

SHORT TITLE : NIEUWE KAART VAN DE GROOTBRITTANISCHE VOLKPLANTINGEN

REMAINING TITLE & ID : IN NOORD AMERICA WAAR IN TEVENS DE FRANSCHE BEZITTINGEN EN DE LANDEN, TUSSCHEN DIE BEIDE VOLKEN IN GESCHIL STAANDE EN DE WEDERZYDSCHE PRETENSIEN DUIDELYK AANGEWEZEN WORDEN. GETROKKEN UIT DE BESTE KAARTEN VAN Hr. MITCHELL EN ANDEREN. TER OPHELDERING VAN DE HEDENDAAGSCHE HISTORIE VAN GROOT BRITTANJE. TE AMSTERDAM BY ISAAK TIRION 1755. (NO CARTOUCHE, BELOW CENTER ON RIGHT). TWO SCALES (IN BRITISH AND GERMAN MILES, BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). NUMEROUS HISTORI- CAL NOTES AND TEXT ON THE FACE OF THE MAP. 4 POINT COMPASS ROSE (CENTER RIGHT). THE MAP EXTENDS THROUGH THE LONGITUDE SCALES AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS. LONGITUDE WEST FROM FERRO (TOP BORDER). LONGITUDE WEST FROM LONDON (BOTTOM BORDER). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : R1755(1755)
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : AMSTERDAM
PUBLISHER : ISAAC TIRION
LANGUAGE(S) : DU
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 36.3 X 44.7 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 43.6 X 54.8 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 7,000,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 300 MILES = 3 1/8 INCHES
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : G3300 1755 .75
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-64
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : BB023-HNT
REGION CATEGORY : THIS MAP IS NOT IMPORTANT TO A MD/CHESAPEAKE COLLECTION (3)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : JOHN MITCHELL & DERIVATIVES (22)
: FRY & JEFFERSON & DERIVATIVES (15)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SHOALS ARE SHOWN BY DOTTED LINES.
: NONE IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : LONDON AND FERRO (11)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 255C5, 255C6, 255M5, 256L5, 256L6, 256L7, 275J5, 276L5, 277L8, 278Z5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : KOEMAN IS THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS SMALL SCALE MAP IS DERIVED FROM AND ATTRIBUTED TO THE JOHN MITCHELL MAP OF 1755 (SEE MAP # 255M5). UNLIKE THE MITCHELL MAP, THIS TIRION MAP IS ON A SINGLE SHEET. IT EXTENDS FROM NEWFOUNDLAND TO NORTHERN FLORIDA IN THE SOUTH AND TO THE MISSISSIPPI IN THE WEST. AS SUCH, THE REPRESENTATION OF MARYLAND IS TOO SMALL TO BE VERY SIGNIFICANT TO A MARYLAND COLLECTION.

THE MAP SHOWS THE ENGLISH COLONIES IN NORTH AMERICA, FRENCH TERRITORIAL CLAIMS, TOWNS AND CITIES, FORTS, ROADS AND TRAILS, INDIAN VILLAGES AND TRIBAL TERRITORY. THE DISPUTED FRENCH AND ENGLISH AREA IS SHOWN IN PINK. THE BOUNDARIES OF THE COLONIES ARE SHOWN IN DOTTED LINES EXTENDING TO THE MISSIS- SIPPI RIVER. PHILLIPS ATLASES INDICATES THAT THIS MAP WAS INCLUDED AS MAP # 104 IN NIEUWE EN BEKNOPTE HAND-ATLAS..., 111 COL. MAPS, FOL., TE AMSTERDAM, I. TIRION, 1744-1769. ALSO, THAT MOST OF THE MAPS IN THE ATLAS ARE IN THOMAS SALMON'S HEDENDAAGSCHE HISTORIE, OF TEGENWOORDIGE STAAT VON AMERICA, 3 V., 8o, TE AMSTERDAM, I. TIRION, 1766-69.

TIRION LIVED FROM 1705 TO 1765. HIS WIFE CONTINUED THE SHOP FOR TEN YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH. KOEMAN STATES THAT TIRION HIMSELF PROBABLY WAS NOT THE AUTHOR OR EDITOR OF THE MAPS PUBLISHED BY HIM. HE WAS MORE A BOOKSELLER AND PUBLISHER THAN A GEOGRAPHER OR CARTOGRAPHER.

DATA IS FROM KOEMAN, PHILLIPS ATLASES, SELLERS & VAN EE, AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : SEE MAP # 255M5 FOR A LISTING OF THE EDITIONS AND STATES OF THE JOHN MITCHELL MAP. ONLY A SINGLE EDITION AND STATE OF THE MAP DESCRIBED HEREIN IS KNOWN TO THE WRITER.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTIONHAS A GOOD COLORED COPY WITH THE NUMBER "96" INSCRIBED BY HAND ON THE TOP RIGHT ON THE REVERSE SIDE. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF BB023-HNT AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-64.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, AMSTERDAM: THEATRVM ORBIS TERRARVM, LTD., 1971 REPRINT OF A 1909 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS VOLUME, I, # 600, 344, MAP # 104; IV, # 4282, 152; SELLERS, JOHN R. & PATRICIA MOLEN VAN EE, MAPS AND CHARTS OF NORTH AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES 1750-1789, WASHINGTON: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, 1981, # 63, 16; KOEMAN, IR. C.. ATLANTES NEERLANDICI, III, AMSTERDAM: THEATRVM ORBIS TERRARVM, LTD., 1967, 126-135 (SEE TIR 4:99).

March 12, 1991


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