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MAP #: 287D5

CARTOGRAPHER : DEZOTEUX

DATE: 1787

SHORT TITLE : CHART FOR THE JOURNAL OF Mr. LE MARQUIS DE CHASTELLUX

REMAINING TITLE & ID : BY MR. DEZOTEUX, STAFF OFFICER OF THE FRENCH ARMY (CARTOUCHE, BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). "VOL. I." (RIGHT TOP BORDER). THE REVERSE SIDE IS BLANK. LONGITUDE (NOT GIVEN). LATITUDE (NOT GIVEN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : R1787(1786)
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : DUBLIN
PUBLISHER : COLLES
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 17.8 X 26.9 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 21.0 x 33.0 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 2,300,000 (APPROXIMATE)
SCALE - OTHER DATA : -
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : G1399-611
# 2 : G1399-350 (REPRO - ED. 1)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : B014-DLE
# 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 : 286D5
BEST INFO SOURCE : NO GOOD SOURCE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP, DRAWN BY MR. DEZOTEUX, STAFF OFFICER OF THE FRENCH ARMY, ACCOMPANIED THE ENGLISH EDITION IN 1787 OF THE VOYAGES OF M. LE MARQUIS DE CHASTELLEUX IN NORTH AMERICA IN THE YEARS 1780, 1781 AND 1782. IT WAS PUBLISHED IN DUBLIN BY COLLES AND PRINTED FOR MESSRS. COLLES, MONCRIEF, WHITE, BYRNE, CASH, MARSHSBANK, HEERY AND MOORE. THE MAP ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE FRENCH EDITION OF THAT PUBLICATION IN 1786 AS THE FRONTISPIECE OF VOLUME TWO. 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 HYDROGRAPHIC DATA ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY ARE 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 COPY 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) - THE TITLE IN THE CARTOUCHE IS "CARTE POUR SERVIR AU JOURNAL DE Mr. LE MARQUIS DE CHASTELLUX REDIGEE PAR MR. DEZOTEUX, OFFICER DANS L'ETAT MAJOR DE L'ARMEE. IT HAS "ALDRING SCULP" IN THE LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN AND "TOM II." IN THE RIGHT TOP MARGIN). IT WAS INCLUDED AS THE FRONTISPIECE OF VOLUME 2 OF THE 1786 FRENCH EDITION OF VOYAGES DE M. LE MARQUIS DE CHASTELLUX DANS L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE DANS LES ANNESS 1780,1781 & 1782", WHICH WAS PUBLISHED IN PARIS IN 1786. A COPY IS AT YALE. SEE MAP # 286D5.

2ND ED. - (1787) - THIS IS THE MAP DESCRIBED HEREIN. 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.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF THIS MAP WITH FULL MARGINS. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF B014-DLF AND A MDHR # OF G1399-611. HFC ALSO HAS A BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOCOPY FROM THE LC NEGATIVE LOANED BY YALE UNIVERSITY REPRODUCED AT 80% OF FULL SCALE OF EDITION 1. IT HAS A MDHR # OF G1399-350.

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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