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MAP #: 288C5

CARTOGRAPHER : CONDER, THOMAS [ENGRAVER]

DATE: 1788

SHORT TITLE : THE PART OF VIRGINIA WHICH WAS THE SEAT OF ACTION.

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (SQUARE CARTOUCHE, BOTTOM LEFT CORNER). SCALE OF 30 BRITISH STATUTE MILES (RIGHT OF CARTOUCHE). "PLATE VIII." (LEFT TOP MARGIN). "ENGRAVED FOR Dr. GORDON'S HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WAR." (CENTER TOP MARGIN). "TO FACE PAGE 116, VOL. IV." (RIGHT TOP MARGIN). "T. CONDER SCULPt. LONDON." (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). 4 POINTED COMPASS ROSE (INSIDE ENTRANCE TO THE BAY). LONGITUDE WEST FROM LONDON (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1788
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : LONDON
PUBLISHER : DR. WILLIAM GORDON
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 18.2 X 26.3 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 20.4 X 29.9 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 920,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 30 BRITISH STATUTE MILES = 5.3 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-272 [COLORED]
# 2 : MSA SC1399-544 [BLACK AND WHITE]
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : PRS017-HIG [COLORED]
# 2 : SW015-DGG [BLACK AND WHITE]
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED MAP OF SOME PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : VIRGINIA MAP PRIMARILY (13)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : NO
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE
CARTOUCHE : SIMPLE LINE FRAME (2)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : LONDON (1)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : VERNER IS THE BEST SOURCE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP COVERS FROM THE MOUTH OF THE PATUXET RIVER TO BELOW CAPE HENRY, INCLUDING THE LOWER CHESAPEAKE AND VIRGINIA. IT SHOWS AND NAMES THE MAJOR ROADS, TOWNS AND COUNTIES. THE MAP IS INCLUDED AS PLATE VIII IN DR. WILLIAM GORDON'S THE HISTORY OF THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE LATE WAR; AND OF THE THIRTEEN COLONIES, FROM THEIR ORIGIN TO THAT PERIOD, LONDON, 1788. SABIN NOTES THAT "GORDON IS DESERVEDLY RECKONED AS ONE OF THE MOST IMPARTIAL AND RELIABLE OF THE NUMEROUS HISTORIANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION." THOMAS CONDER IS LISTED AS THE ENGRAVER ON THE MAP, ALTHOUGH WE HAVE NOT YET DETERMINED WHETHER HE DREW IT. VERNER STATES THAT THE MAP IS BASED ON THE FRY & JEFFERSON MAP OF 1753.

DATA IS FROM VERNER, SABIN, FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION, AND FROM CORRESPONDENCE WITH PAUL STONEY.

EDITION & STATE INFO : ONLY A SINGLE EDITION AND STATE IS NOTED IN THE STANDARD LITERATURE.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A BEAUTIFUL CLEAR COPY WITH GOOD MARGINS IN OUTLINE COLORING. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF PRS017-HIG AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-272. A SECOND BLACK AND WHITE COPY IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH AN ACQ. # OF SW015-DGG AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-544.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF MAPS OF AMERICA IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. NEW YORK: BURT FRANKLIN, UNDATED REPRINT OF A 1901 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATION, 984; SABIN, JOSEPH, A DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA FROM ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME, NEW YORK: JOSEPH SABIN, 1868-1936, # 28011; VERNER, COOLIE, "MAPS OF THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN", IN MAP COLLECTORS SERIES # 18, LONDON: MAP COLLECTORS CIRCLE, 1965, 25, IX; VERNER, COOLIE, [UNPUBLISHED] NOTES ON THE MAPS OF VIRGINIA; SWEM, EARL G., MAPS RELATING TO VIRGINIA IN THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY, RICHMOND: VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES, 1989 REPRINT OF A 1914 ARTICLE IN THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY BULLETIN, REPUBLISHED AS A BOOK, # 320.

June 10, 1991


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