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MAP #: 256S5

CARTOGRAPHER : SEALE, RICHARD WILLIAM [ENGRAVER]

DATE: 1756

SHORT TITLE : VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA AND PARTS ADJACENT

REMAINING TITLE & ID : FROM THE LATEST DISCOVERIES. (RECTANGULAR BOX, ABOVE CENTER RIGHT). R.W. SEALE SCULP (BELOW BOTTOM NEAT LINE TO RIGHT). THE MAP EXTENDS THROUGH THE TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS. LONGITUDE WEST FROM LONDON (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1756
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : LONDON
PUBLISHER : ?
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 18.7 X 23.8 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 5,400,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 1 INCH = APPROXIMATELY 85 MILES
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : G1399-369(REPRO)
HFC ACQ. PRIORITY : 5
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : -
REGION CATEGORY : GENERAL AREA MAP OF SOME INTEREST TO A MD/CHESAPEAKE COLLECTION (3)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : JOHN MITCHELL DERIVATIVE (22)
# 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 : PLAIN (2)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : LONDON (1)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : CUMMING, SABIN AND VERNER ARE ALL HELPFUL, BUT SKETCHY.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP COVERS FROM NIAGARA FALLS TO CAPE FEAR AND FROM DELAWARE BAY TO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND SHOWS THE FULL CHESAPEAKE BAY AND ALL OF MARYLAND. IT APPEARED IN THE NEW AND COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN AMERICA, VOL. III OF 3, LONDON,1756, OPPOSITE P. 163. COPIES OF THE WORK ARE IN THE HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY AND IN THE JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY. A MANUSCRIPT NOTE IN THE HARVARD COPY INDICATES THAT THIS WAS PUBLISHED IN NUMBERS OF 24 PAGES EACH, WITHOUT TITLE PAGE. THE WORK WAS LEFT IN AN INCOMPLETE STATE. SABIN SAYS THAT IT ENDS ABRUPTLY AT PAGE 272 OF VOLUME 3.

CUMMING STATES THAT THE MAP IS DERIVED FROM MITCHELL'S 1755 MAP (SEE MAP # 255M5), WITH NUMEROUS LEGENDS AND TOPOGRAPHICAL DETAILS OMITTED. VERNER DISMISSES THE MAP AS "OF NO PARTICULAR SIGNIFICANCE". MARYLAND IS ON SUCH A SMALL SCALE AS TO ADD NOTHING EITHER GEOGRAPHICALLY OR IN PLACE NAMES TO EARLIER MAPS.

DATA IS FROM OBSERVATION OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PHOTOCOPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION OF THE HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY COPY OF THE MAP.

EDITION & STATE INFO : ONLY A SINGLE EDITION AND STATE IS KNOWN TO THE WRITER.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOCOPY OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COPY OF THE HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY COPY, WHICH APPARENTLY HAD CRUDE OUTLINE COLORING. IT HAS A MDHR # OF G1399-369(REPRO).

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : VERNER, COOLIE, [UNPUBLISHED] NOTES ON THE MAPS OF VIRGINIA; CUMMING, WILLIAM P., THE SOUTHEAST IN EARLY MAPS, CHAPEL HILL: THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS, 1962, # 302; SABIN, JOSEPH, A DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA FROM ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME, VOL. 8, NEW YORK: JOSEPH SABIN, 1868-1936, # 52443; WINDSOR, JUSTIN, NARRATIVE AND CRITICAL HISTORY OF AMERICA, VOL. V, CAMBRIDGE: HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY, 1897, 350.

March 27, 1990


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