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MAP #: 286D5

CARTOGRAPHER : DEZOTEUX

DATE: 1786

SHORT TITLE : CARTE POUR SERVIR AU JOURNAL DE Mr. LE MARQUIS DE CHASTELLUX

REMAINING TITLE & ID : REDIGEE PAR MR. DEZOTEUX, OFFICIER DANS L'ETAT MAJOR DE L'ARMEE (CARTOUCHE, LOWER RIGHT CORNER). "ALDRING SCULP" (LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN). "TOM II." (RIGHT TOP MARGIN). THE REVERSE SIDE IS BLANK. LONGITUDE (NOT SHOWN). LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1786
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : PARIS
PUBLISHER : PRAULT
LANGUAGE(S) : FREN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 18.1 X 27.8 CM.(APPROXIMATE)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 2,300,000 (APPROXIMATE)
SCALE - OTHER DATA : -
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : 3880 1782 .D4
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : G1399-350(REPRO)
# 2 : G1399-611 (ED. 2)
HFC ACQ. PRIORITY : 64
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : -\
# 2 : B014-DLF (ED. 2)
REGION CATEGORY : GENERAL MAP OF MD/CHESAPEAKE AS ONE MAIN FOCUS (1)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : VIRGINIA MAP PRIMARILY (13)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE
CARTOUCHE : NATURALISTIC (20)
BORDER : PLAIN (2)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 287D5
BEST INFO SOURCE : NO GOOD SOURCE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP, DRAWN BY MR. DEZOTEUX, STAFF OFFICER OF THE FRENCH ARMY, ACCOMPANIED THE FRENCH EDITION IN 1786 OF VOYAGES DE M. LE MARQUIS DE CHASTELLUX DANS L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE DAN LES ANNESS 1780, 1781 & 1782, WHICH WAS PUBLISHED IN TWO VOLUMES IN PARIS. THIS MAP WAS THE FRONTISPIECE OF VOLUME 2. THE MAP COVERS FROM THE ATLANTIC OCEAN EAST OF CAPE MAY TO THE ALLEGHANY MOUNTAINS AND FROM PHILADELPHIA TO NORTH CAROLINA. IT SHOWS IN LINE FORM THE ROUTE TAKEN THROUGH VIRGINIA BY THE MARQUIS. NO DETAILS AND RELATIVELY FEW NAMES ARE GIVEN IN THE MARYLAND AREA. NO DATA ON THE CHESAPEAKE IS INCLUDED, ALTHOUGH THE AREA IS COVERED IN THE MAP. SABIN QUOTES A TRANSLATOR, J. KENT, REGARDING THE ACCOUNT OF THE TRAVELS AS FOLLOWS: "THIS PERFORMANCE OF THE MARQUIS DE CHASTELLUX IS A HETEROGENEOUS AND MULTIFARIOUS ACCOUNT OF EVERYTHING THAT CAUGHT THE LIVELY TRAVELLER'S EAGER EYE AND MINUTE ATTENTION; AND AS NOTHING ESCAPED HIS ACTIVE INVESTIGATION, HIS WORK ABOUNDS NOT ONLY WITH OBSERVATIONS WHICH ARE OF IMPORTANCE, BUT WITH DETAILS OF EVEN THE MOST TRIFLING INCIDENTS THAT BAD ROADS, INCONVENIENT INNS, AND DISTRACTED TIMES USUALLY AFFORD."

DATA ON THE MAP IS FROM OBSERVATION OF THE L.C. PHOTOCOPY FROM A NEGATIVE LOANED BY YALE UNIVERSITY, THE NOTES OF COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE 1787 EDITION OF THE MAP IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THIS MAP IS KNOWN IN TWO EDITIONS. THE FIRST IS IN FRENCH AND THE SECOND IS AN EXACT TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH. THE PLATE WAS APPARENTLY REENGRAVED.

1ST ED. - (1786) - THIS IS THE MAP DESCRIBED HEREIN.

2ND ED. - (1787) - THE TITLE IN THE CARTOUCHE IS REVISED TO READ "CHART FOR THE JOURNAL OF Mr. LE MARQUIS DE CHASTELLUX BY Mr. DEZOTEUX STAFF OFFICER OF THE FRENCH ARMY". IT APPEARED IN TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1780, 1781 AND 1782 BY THE MARQUIS DE CHASTELLUX...., DUBLIN: PRINTED FOR MESSRS. COLLES, MONCRIEF, WHITE, H. WHITESTONE BYRNE, CASH, MARSHBANK, HEERY AND MOORE, 2 VOLS, M,DCC,LXXXVII. A COPY OF THIS EDITION IS AT COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG (ACCESSION # 62-208) AND IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION. A COPY OF THE JOURNAL IS LISTED AS BEING IN THE AMERICAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. SEE MAP # 287D5.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOCOPY FROM THE L.C. NEGATIVE LOANED BY YALE UNIVERSITY, REPRODUCED AT 80% OF FULL SCALE WITH A MDHR # OF G1399- 350. HFC ALSO HAS A GOOD BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF THE 2ND EDITION, DATED 1787, WITH AN ACQ. # OF B014-DLE AND A MDHR # OF G1399-611.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : RICE, JR., HOWARD C. (TRANSLATOR & NOTES), TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA IN THE YEARS 1780, 1781 AND 1782 BY THE MARQUIS DE CHASTELLUX... (REVISED TRANSLATION), 2 VOLS.: THE INSTITUTE OF EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY, 1963; TOOLEY,R.V., DICTIONARY OF MAPMAKERS, MAP COLLECTOR PUBLICATIONS, LTD., TRING, HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, 1979, P. 162; SABIN, JOSEPH, DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA, VOL. III, J. SABIN & SONS, NEW YORK, 1870, # 12227, 12229. October 26, 1988


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