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MAP #: 27_A5

CARTOGRAPHER : ANONYMOUS

DATE: 177_

SHORT TITLE : [UNTITLED MANUSCRIPT MAP OF] DELMARVA PENINSULA, CHESAPEAKE & DELAWARE BAYS.

REMAINING TITLE & ID : LONGITUDE FROM PHILADELPHIA (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S177_MS
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 59.0 X 32.0 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 563,000
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-186 (REPRO) HFC ACQ. PRIORITY : 1
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : -
REGION CATEGORY : MAP ON WHICH THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA IS ONE MAIN FOCUS (1)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) :
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : NO
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1) [UNTITLED]
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : PHILADELPHIA (4)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : NONE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP IS A MANUSCRIPT MAP MEASURING 59 X 32 CM. THE ORIGINAL IS LOCATED IN THE BIBLIOTEQUE NATIONAL IN PARIS. IT COVERS FROM CAPE MAY TO WEST OF BALTIMORE AND FROM NORTH OF PHILADELPHIA TO CAPE HENRY. NO SOUNDINGS OR SHOALS ARE INDICATED IN THE WATER AREAS. THE NAME PLACES ARE WRITTEN IN SCRIPT, WITH SEVERAL DIFFERENT STYLES, INDICATING PERHAPS THE WORK OF MORE THAN ONE INDIVIDUAL. A DISTINCTIVE IDENTIFYING FEATURE IS THE LEGEND "DELAWARE GOVERNMENT" WRITTEN SOUTH TO NORTH INSIDE DELAWARE. THE WORD "DELAWARE" IN THE BAY AND RIVER AREA IS ORIENTED FROM SE TO NW, RESULTING IN THAT NAME BEING ALMOST UPSIDE DOWN WITH THE MAP IN A N-S ORIENTATION. ALL THE CREEKS AND TRIBUTARIES OF THE BAYS AND RIVER ARE NAMED. "CEDAR SWAMP" IN LOWER DELAWARE AND THE EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND IS SHOWN BY SYMBOLS OF TREES AND SWAMP. PRINCIPAL ROADS ARE DRAWN IN, WITH DISTANCES (PRESUMABLY IN MILES) GIVEN FROM POINT TO POINT ALONG THE ROAD. LONGITUDE IS FROM PHILADELPHIA AND LATITUDE IS FROM 36-50N TO 40-15N.

DATA IS FROM OBSERVATION OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS REPRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL MAP.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THIS IS A MANUSCRIPT MAP.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOCOPY OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COPY OF THIS MAP IN FULL SIZE, WITH A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-186 (REPRO).

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : NONE FOUND.

March 12, 1991


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