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DATE: 1778MAP #: 278Z5

CARTOGRAPHER : ZATTA, ANTONIO

SHORT TITLE : IL MARYLAND, IL JERSEY MERIDIONALE, LA DELAWARE,

REMAINING TITLE & ID : E LA PARTE ORIENTALE DELLA VIRGINIA, E CAROLINA SETTENTRIONALE. (ABOVE NEAT LINE AT TOP). "FOGL. VIII" (AT TOP LEFT, LEFT OF AND ABOVE TITLE). LONGITUDE (PROBABLY EAST FROM FERRO, TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : R1778(1755)
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : VENICE
PUBLISHER : ANTONIO ZATTA
LANGUAGE(S) : IT
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 31.9 X 42.7 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 37.4 X 47.4 CM. OM (G1399-54)
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 2,200,000
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : G3300 s2200 .Z3
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-54
# 2 : MSA SC1399-51
# 3 : MSA SC1399-32 (1756 2ND FRENCH ED. - 2ND IMPRESSION)
# 4 : MSA SC1399-299(REPRO) (1775 4TH ENGL. ED. - STEUBEN-WEBSTER COPY)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : BB023-DLD
# 2 : A025-HEG
# 3 : C018-TG2 (1756 2ND FRENCH ED. - 2ND IMPRESSION)
# 4 : - (1775 4TH ENGL. ED. - STEUBEN-WEBSTER COPY)
REGION CATEGORY : GENERAL AREA MAP OF INTEREST TO A MD/CHESAPEAKE COLLECTION (3)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : JOHN MITCHELL & DERIVATIVES (22)
: FRY & JEFFERSON & DERIVATIVES (15)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1 OF 12
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY SHEET.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : PROBABLY EAST FROM FERRO (22)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 255C5, 255C6, 255M5, 255T5, 256L5, 256L6, 256L7, 275J5, 276L5, 277L8.
BEST INFO SOURCE : STEPHENSON & SELLERS & VAN EE ARE THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP APPEARED IN ZATTA'S STORIA DELL' AMERICA SETTENTRIONALE DEL SIGNOR ABATE RAYNAL CONTINUATA FINO AL PREFENTE, CON CARTE GEOGRAFICHE RAPPREFENTANTI IL TEATRO DELLA GUERRA CIVILE TRA LA GRAN BRETAGNA, E LE COLONIE UNITE. A SS EE LI SIGNORI REFORMATORI DELLO STUDIO DI PADOVA IN VENEZIA, DALLE STAMPE DI ANTONIO ZATTA CON LICENZA DE SUPERIORI, E PRIVILEGIO. MDCCLXXVIII. IT WAS MARKED AS SHEET VIII.

THIS IS ONE SHEET OF TWELVE THAT MAKE UP THE FIRST ITALIAN EDITION OF THE JOHN MITCHELL MAP OF 1755 (SEE MAP # 255M5). THIS EDITION WAS NOT ATTRIBUTED TO MITCHELL. SOME SHEETS HAVE INSETS AND SMALLER MAPS ATTACHED, ALTHOUGH SHEET VIII DOES NOT. MUCH OF THE MITCHELL REPRESENTATION OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY REFLECTS THE FRY AND JEFFERSON PRESENTATION.

THE MAP ALSO APPEARED AS SHEET VIII OF TWELVE SHEETS IN ZATTA'S ATLANTE NOVISSIMO, VENEZIA, 1779-85, VOL. 1, NO. 56-57. THE MAP WAS REISSUED IN A SECOND EDITION IN 11791, WITH THE DATE SO CHANGED. "CON PRIVILEGIO DELL ECCELLENTISSIMO SENATO" IS DELETED. IT WAS IN ZATTA'S ATLANTE NOVISSIMO, VENEZIA, 1779-85, VOL. 4, NO. 27-38.

DATA IS FROM STEPHENSON, SELLERS & VAN EE, AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPIES IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : SEE MAP # 255M5 FOR A LISTING OF THE EDITIONS AND STATES OF THE JOHN MITCHELL MAP OF 1755. THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS HAD 3 COPIES OF THE MAP DESCRIBED HEREIN, ALL OF WHICH ARE IDENTICAL EXCEPT AS TO WATERMARK ON THE PAPER. ONE COPY (MSA SC1399-54)) HAS THREE HALF MOONS (OR BLOCK Cs) ABOVE A BLOCK "FA". THE DUPLICATE COPY (MSA SC1399-51) HAS A WATERMARK WHICH IS INDISTINGUISHABLE. THIS COPY WAS DESCRIBED BY THE DEALER AS COMING FROM ATLANTIC NOVISSIMO DATED 1779. THE PRESSING WOULD INDICATE WEAR MARKS VERSUS THE OTHER COPY, WHICH SUGGESTS A LATER DATE. HOWEVER, NO PLATE DIFFERENCES WERE OBSERVED AND THE TWO COPIES WERE FROM THE SAME ENGRAVING.

THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS NOTES THAT THERE ARE TWO EDITIONS OF THE 12 SHEET MAP SET FROM WHICH THIS IS TAKEN. THE CHANGE IS ONLY IN THE TITLE, WHICH IS NOT ON MAP # VIII. THE TWO EDITIONS OF THE 12 SHEET SET ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1ST ED. - (1778) - THIS IS THE FIRST ITALIAN EDITION OF THE JOHN MITCHELL MAP OF 1755 (SEE MAP # 255M5). THE MAP IS ENTITLED "LE COLONIE UNITE DELL' AMERICA SETTENTRLE." DI NOUVA PROJEZIONE A S.S.E.E. LI SIGNORI RIFORMATORI DELLO STUDIO DI PADOVA. VENEZIA, 1778. PRESSO ANTONIO ZATTA CON PRIVILEGIO DELL' ECCELLENTISSIMO SENATO. THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COPY IS IN 13 SHEETS, LETTERED "a" THROUGH "m", BUT THE MAP COMPRISES ONLY 10 OF THE 13 SHEETS. THE TITLE SHEET IS "k". SOME SHEETS HAVE INSETS AND SMALLER MAPS ATTACHED AND SEVERAL HAVE BEEN ANNOTATED WITH SCALES AND MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLES. THE COPIES IN RAYNAL'S STORIA DELL' AMERICA SETTENTRIONALE IN 1778 AND IN ZATTA'S ATLANTE NOVISSIMO IN 1779 AND 1785 ARE IN 12 SHEETS. THE MAP DESCRIBED HEREIN IS PART OF THIS EDITION.

2ND ED. - (1791) - THIS IS THE SECOND ITALIAN EDITION OF THE MITCHELL MAP OF 1755, AND IT APPEARED IN VOLUME 4 OF ZATTA'S ATLANTE NOVISSIMO, PLATES 27-38. THE TITLE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO DELETE "CON PRIVILEGIO DELL' EXCELLENTISSIMO SENATO" AND THE IMPRINT DATE CHANGED TO 1791.

DATA IS FROM STEPHENSON, SELLERS & VAN EE AND FROM PERSONAL OBSERVATION.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS TWO COPIES OF THE MAP DESCRIBED HEREIN. BOTH ARE IN OUTLINE COLORING, WHICH IS IDENTICAL AS TO COLORING. THE FIRST HAS AN ACQ. # OF BB023-DLD AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-54. THE SECOND ONE HAS AN ACQ. # OF A025-HEG AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-51. IN ADDITION, THE COLLECTION HAS A GOOD COPY OF THE 2ND FRENCH EDITION, 2ND IMPRESSION, WITH AN ACQ. # OF C018-RG2 AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-32. THE MAP IS IN ORIGINAL OUTLINE COLOR ON 8 SHEETS, EACH DIVIDED INTO 12 SMALLER ONES AND MOUNTED ON LINEN. THIS MAP IS ON INDEFINITE EXHIBITION IN THE TREATY OF PARIS ROOM AT THE STATE HOUSE IN ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND. (SEE MAP # 256L7).

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : BERKELEY, EDMUND & DOROTHY SMITH BERKELEY, DR. MITCHELL THE MAN WHO MADE THE MAP OF NORTH AMERICA, CHAPEL HILL: THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS, 1974; CARRIER, L., "DR. MITCHELL, NATURALIST, CARTOGRAPHER AND HISTORIAN", IN ANNUAL REPORT OF THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, I, 1918, 199-219; BROWN, LLOYD A., STORY OF MAPS, BOSTON: LITTLE BROWN AND CO., 1949, 9; CUMMING, WILLIAM P., THE SOUTHEAST IN EARLY MAPS, CHAPEL HILL: THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS, 1962, 47-9, 82 (MAP 177), 223-4 (MAP 293); FITE, EMERSON & ARCHIBALD FREEMAN, A BOOK OF OLD MAPS DELINEATING AMERICAN HISTORY FROM THE EARLIEST DAYS DOWN TO THE CLOSE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, CAMBRIDGE: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1926, 181-4, 292-3; HEIDENREICH, CONRAD & EDWARD H. DAHL, "THE FRENCH MAPPING OF NORTH AMERICA 1700-1760", IN THE MAP COLLECTOR # 19, TRING, HERTFORDSHIRE: MAP COLLECTOR PUBLICATIONS, LTD., 1982, 6-7; HORNBERGER, T.,"THE SCIENTIFIC IDEAS OF JOHN MITCHELL", IN HUNTINGTON LIBRARY QUARTERLY # 10, NO. 3, 1947; LADD, RICHARD S., MAPS SHOWING EXPLORER'S ROUTES, TRAILS & EARLY ROADS IN THE UNITED STATES AN ANNOTATED LIST, WASHINGTON: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, 1962, 56 (MAP 144); LUNNY, ROBERT M., EARLY MAPS OF NORTH AMERICA, NEWARK, N.J.: THE NEW JERSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1961; TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DAVID HUNTER MILLER, ED., VOL. 3, DOCUMENTS 41-79, WASHINGTON: GPO, 1933, 328-351 (DOCUMENT 58); MARTIN, LAWRENCE, "JOHN MITCHELL'S MAP", IN LIBRARY OF CONGRESS QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF CURRENT ACQUISITIONS, APRIL-JUNE 1944 ISSUE, WASHINGTON: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, 36-38; MATHEWS, EDWARD B., "BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CARTOGRAPHY OF MARYLAND", IN MARYLAND GEOLOGICAL SURVEY SPECIAL PUBLICATION VOL. 1, PART IV, BALTIMORE: THE JOHNS HOPKINS PRESS, 1897, 348; McLAUGHLIN, PATRICK D., PRE-FEDERAL MAPS IN THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES: AN ANNOTATED LIST, WASHINGTON: THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS SERVICE, 1971, 15 (MAPS 18 - 25); PAULLIN, C.O., THE ATLAS OF HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1932, 13-14, 52-55, 89-90; PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, AMSTERDAM: THEATRVM ORBIS TERRARVM, LTD., 1971 REPRINT OF A LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATION ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 1909, # 641 (2ND FR. ED.- 1ST IMP), # 1212 (3RD FR. ED.- 3RD IMP), # 3448 (2ND DUTCH ED.), # 5975 (2ND FR. ED. - 1ST IMP); PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF MAPS OF AMERICA IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, NEW YORK: BURT FRANKLIN, UNDATED REPRINT OF A LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATION ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 1901, 573-4; RISTOW, WALTER W.,"JOHN MITCHELL'S MAP OF THE BRITISH AND FRENCH DOMINIONS IN NORTH AMERICA", IN A LA CARTE SELECTED PAPERS ON MAPS AND ATLASES, WASHINGTON: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, 1972, 103-13 (INCLUDING A LISTING OF EDITIONS AND IMPRESSIONS COMPILED BY R. STEPHENSON); SELLERS, JOHN R. & PATRICIA MOLEN VAN EE, MAPS AND CHARTS OF NORTH AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES 1750-1789, WASHINGTON: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, 1981, 11-14, 16, 26-7, 36-7, 40, 296; SNYDER,JOHN P., THE MAPPING OF NEW JERSEY, NEW BRUNSWICK: RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1973, 51-53, 57; STEVENS, HENRY & ROLAND TREE, "COMPARATIVE CARTOGRAPHY", IN MAP COLLECTOR'S SERIES # 39, LONDON: MAP COLLECTOR'S CIRCLE, 1967, 342-3; SWEM, EARL G.,"MAPS RELATING TO VIRGINIA IN THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY", IN BULLETIN OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY, VOL. 7, RICHMOND: VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY, 1914, 230; THOMSON, D.W., MEN AND MERIDIANS, THE HISTORY OF SURVEYING AND MAPPING IN CANADA; TOOLEY, R.V., TOOLEY'S DICTIONARY OF MAPMAKERS, TRING, HERTFORDSHIRE: MAP COLLECTOR PUBLICATIONS, LTD., 1979, 441; VERNER, COOLIE, "THE FRY & JEFFERSON MAP", IN IMAGO MUNDI # 21, LONDON: IMAGO MUNDI, LTD., 1967, 70-94 (SEE ESPECIALLY PAGE 83); WALTERS ART GALLERY, THE WORLD ENCOMPASSED, AN EXHIBITION CATALOG, BALTIMORE: THE WALTERS ART GALLERY, 1952, MAP # 256; WINDSOR, JUSTIN, NARRATIVE & CRITICAL HISTORY OF AMERICA, VOL. 5, CAMBRIDGE: HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY, 1877, 83; PARKE BERNET GALLERIES, INC., THE THOMAS WINTHROP STREETER COLLECTION OF AMERICANA, VOL. 1, AN AUCTION CATALOG, NEW YORK: PARKE BERNET GALLERIES, INC., 1966, 53, 55.

March 12, 1991


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