Return to Huntingfield Map Collection homepage

MAP #: 297C5

CARTOGRAPHER : CASSINI, GIOVANNI MARIA

DATE: 1797

SHORT TITLE : GLI STATI UNITI DELL' AMERICA

REMAINING TITLE & ID : DELINEATI SULLE ULTIME OSSERVAZIONI - QUARTO FOGLIO CHE COMPRENDE PARTE DELLA NUOVA INGHILTERRA, LA NUOVA YORK, IL NUOVO YERSEY, LA PENSILVANIA, IL DELAWARE, IL MARYLAND, E PORZIONI DELLA VIRGINIA, E DELLA CAROLINA - ROMA. PRESSO LA CALCOGRAFIA CAMERALE 1797.(CARTOUCHE, BOTTOM RIGHT). "TOM. III. No. 27." (RIGHT TOP MARGIN). "GIO. Ma. CASSINI SOM[CA] INC[ISE" (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). TWO SCALES, "MIGLIA COMUNI D ITALIA DI-60-A GRADO" (TOP RIGHT CORNER) AND "MIGLIA INGLESE DE 69-A GRADO" (BELOW PRIOR SCALE). CARTOUCHE SHOWS FOUR HUMAN FIGURES LOADING PACKAGES ON TO A SMALL BOAT. THERE IS NOTHING ON THE REVERSE SIDE. THERE IS A WATERMARK ON THE PAPER WHICH BEGINS WITH AN "A", BUT WHICH IS NOT LEGIBLE WITHOUT SPECIAL EQUIPMENT. LONGITUDE (PRESUMABLY EAST OF FERRO) (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1797
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : ROME
PUBLISHER : CALCOGRAFIA CAMERALE
LANGUAGE(S) : IT
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 34.0 X 47.9 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 45.5 X 60.3 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 3,325,000
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-597
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : B015-UUG
REGION CATEGORY : GENERAL MAP OF SIGNIFICANCE TO A MD/CHESAPEAKE COLLECTION (3)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) :
# SHEETS TO MAP : 6
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SHOALS ARE SHOWN IN SHADING (NOT IN CHESAPEAKE BAY).
CARTOUCHE : NATURALISTIC (20)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : MERIDIAN UNSPECIFIED BUT PROBABLY FERRO (22)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : PHILLIPS ATLASES AND VERNER ARE THE BEST SOURCES FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP EXTENDS FROM NORTH OF BOSTON TO CAPE LOOKOUT AND INCLUDES ALL OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AND MARYLAND. THE CARTOUCHE IS WELL DONE, BUT THE ENGRAVING FOR THE REST OF THE MAP SEEMS HAPHAZARD AND JUMBLED. THE GEOGRAPHIC NAMES ARE ENGRAVED IN A BEWILDERING NUMBER OF STYLES, WHICH SUGGESTS THAT MORE THAN ONE ENGRAVER WORKED ON IT. THE MAIN ROADS ARE DRAWN IN, BUT THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF TOWNS IS CONFUSED BY THE INCORRECT ENGRAVING SHADES. THE SHORELINES ARE SUGGESTIVE ONLY AND THE BOUNDARIES, SHOWN BY DOTTED LINES, APPEAR ALMOST DRAWN FREE HAND.

THIS IS SHEET FOUR OF SIX SHEETS COVERING THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES, AS IT EXISTED IN 1797. THE MAP WAS PUBLISHED IN G.M. CASSINI'S NUOVO ATLANTE GEOGRAFICO UNIVERSALE DELINEATO SULLE ULTIME OSSERVAZIONI, ROMA: CALCOGRAFIA CAMERALE, 1801, IN VOLUME 3 OF 3 VOLUMES AS MAP # 27. THE MAPS IN THE BOOK ALL BEAR DATES FROM 1788 TO 1801, ALTHOUGH ONE SOURCE PUTS THE DATE OF VOLUME 3 AS 1802.

GIOVANNI MARIA CASSINI WAS A PAINTER AND ENGRAVER IN ROME AND WAS ACTIVE FROM 1788 TO 1805.

DATA IS FROM PHILLIPS ATLASES, VERNER, TOOLEY'S DICTIONARY AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : ONLY A SINGLE EDITION AND STATE ARE KNOWN TO THE WRITER, AS DESCRIBED.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD FULL MARGINED BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF THIS MAP, ALONG WITH THE INDEX PAGE FROM THE ATLAS AND A REPRODUCTION OF THE TITLE PAGE, WHICH IS DATED 1801. THE MAP HAS AN ACQ. # OF B015-UUG AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-597.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : VERNER, COOLIE, [UNPUBLISHED] NOTES ON THE MAPS OF VIRGINIA; TOOLEY, R.V., TOOLEY'S DICTIONARY OF MAPMAKERS, 1ST ED., TRING, HERTFORDSHIRE: MAP COLLECTOR PUBLICATIONS LTD., 1979, 107; PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, AMSTERDAM: THEATRVM ORBIS TERRARVM, LTD., A 1971 REPRINT OF A 1909 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATION, I, # 670 (VOL. 3, MAP # 27).

September 2, 1993


This information resource of the Maryland State Archives is presented here for fair use in the public domain. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: Rights assessment for associated source material is the responsibility of the user.


Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!


[ Archives' Home Page  ||  All About Maryland  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

© Copyright April 26, 2006 Maryland State Archives