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MAP #: 256J4

CARTOGRAPHER : JEFFERYS, THOMAS

DATE: 1756

SHORT TITLE : A MAP OF VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND.

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (CARTOUCHE, LOWER RIGHT). "T. JEFFERYS SCULP." (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). "VOL. III. (LEFT TOP MARGIN). "PAGE 125" (RIGHT TOP MARGIN). "LONG. W. FROM LONDON." (BOTTOM LEFT CORNER). THE REVERSE SIDE IS BLANK. LONGITUDE WEST FROM LONDON (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1756
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : LONDON
PUBLISHER : R. & J. DODSLEY
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 14.7 X 19.7 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 16.7 X 22.5 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 3,700,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA :
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : G3880 1756 .J4
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : G1399-609
# 2 : G1399-337(REPRO)
# 3 : G1399-336(REPRO - ED.2)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : PG015-U2
# 2 : -
# 3 : -
REGION CATEGORY : GENERAL AREA MAP OF MD/CHESAPEAKE AS ONE MAIN FOCUS. (1)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : FRY & JEFFERSON DERIVATIVE (15)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE
CARTOUCHE : ROCOCO (17)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : GREENWICH (1)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 267G5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : VERNER'S UNPUBLISHED NOTES.
DESCRIPTION : THIS SMALL MAP COVERS THE AREA FROM PHILADELPHIA TO ALBEMARLE SOUND AND FROM EAST OF CAPE MAY TO THE "ALLAGANY MOUNTAINS". IT WAS INCLUDED IN TOBIAS SMOLLETT'S A COMPENDIUM OF AUTHENTIC AND ENTERTAINING VOYAGES..., LONDON, R. & J. DODSLEY, 1756, VOL 3, P. 125. BASED ON THE SHAPE OF THE DELMARVA PENINSULA, THE MAP IS DERIVED FROM THE FRY & JEFFERSON MAP OF 1753. THE MAP APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN REENGRAVED BY H. GAVIN IN 1767 AND INCLUDED IN THOMAS SALMON'S NEW GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL GRAMMAR. (SEE MAP # 267G5).

THE MAP IS CRUDELY DONE, ALTHOUGH THIS FIRST EDITION IS CONSIDERABLY BETTER THAN THE SECOND. THE BORDERS BETWEEN STATES ARE DOTTED LINES. LONGITUDE IS GIVEN WEST FROM LONDON AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM. LATITUDE IS FROM 36 TO 40 DEG. NORTH.

DATA IS FROM OBSERVATION OF COPIES OF THESE TWO MAPS IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, FROM NOTES APPENDED TO THOSE MAPS, AND FROM THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : TWO EDITIONS ARE KNOWN TO EXIST AND THERE MAY HAVE BEEN OTHERS. ONLY A SINGLE STATE IS KNOWN FOR EACH EDITION.

ED. 1 - (1756)- THIS IS THE MAP DESCRIBED. "T. JEFFERYS. SCULP." IS BELOW THE BOTTOM NEAT LINE TO THE RIGHT. THE LETTER C IN NORTH CAROLINA IS CUT BY AN EXTENSION OF THE PAMPTICO R. FROM THE SOUTH. THE LETTERING AND DOTTED BORDERS BETWEEN STATES IS NEATER IN THIS EDITION THAN IN THE SECOND EDITION. QUEENS T. IS SHOWN ON THE EASTERN SHORE.

ED. 2 - (1767?)- H. GAVIN. SC. IS BELOW THE CARTOUCHE. THE JEFFERYS IMPRINT HAS BEEN REMOVED. THE LETTER C IN NORTH CAROLINA IS NOT CUT BY THE RIVER. THE DOTTED BORDERS BETWEEN STATES ARE SO IRREGULAR AS TO PROBABLY HAVE BEEN DRAWN FREEHAND. QUEENS T. HAS BEEN REENGRAVED AS QUEENS R. SEE MAP # 267G5.

DATA ON EDITIONS IS FROM OBSERVATION OF COPIES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AND IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS AN EXCELLENT COPY OF EDITION 1 IN OUTLINE COLORING WITH AN ACQ. # OF PG015-U2 AND A MDHR # OF G1399-609. HFC ALSO HAS A REPRODUCTION OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS MAPS OF EDITIONS 1 AND 2, WITH MDHR #s OF (1756) G1399-337(REPRO) AND (1767) G1399-336(REPRO), RESPECTIVELY.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : VERNER, COOLIE, UNPUBLISHED NOTES ON THE MAPS OF VIRGINIA; SELLERS & VAN EE, MAPS AND CHARTS OF NORTH AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES 1750-1789, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON, 1981, # 1391 (2ND EDITION OF MAP).

October 26, 1988


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