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MAP #: 299B5

CARTOGRAPHER : BRUN, GIOVANNI (ENGRAVER)

DATE: 1799

SHORT TITLE : CARTE REDUITE DES COTES ORIENTALES DEL'AMERIQUE

REMAINING TITLE & ID : SEPTENTRIONALE CONTENANT PARTIE DU NOUVEAU JERSEY, LA PEN-SYLVANIE, LE MARY-LAND, LA VIRGINIE, LA CAROLINE SEPTENTRIONALE, LA CAROLINE MERIDIONALE ET LA GEORGIE, ASSUJETTIE AUX OBSERVATIONS LES PLUS RECENTES ET AUX CARTES DE DETAIL LES PLUS ESTIMEES, DRESSEE AU DEPOT GENERAL DES CARTES, PLANS ET JOURNAUX DE LA MARINE," (TOP LEFT CORNER). "AVERTISSEMENT" (UNDER TITLE). "SAVOIR", LISTING SIX PLANS OF THE COAST AND HARBORS OF NORTH AMERICA (UNDER ADVERTISSEMENT). "GIO: BRUN SCUPIX. IN ROMA. 1799." (BELOW LIST OF PLANS). "ECHELLE DE LIEUES MARINES DE 20 AU DEGREE" (FROM TOP TO BOTTOM OF MAP ON RIGHT AND LEFT, INSIDE LATITUDE MARKS). "GRAVE PAR PETIT, GRAVEUR DE ROI ET DE LA MARINE" (LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN). LONGITUDE WEST FROM THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY IN PARIS (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : R1799(1778)
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : ROME
PUBLISHER : UNKNOWN
LANGUAGE(S) : FR
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 57.7 X 84.9 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 63.4 X 85.4 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 1,810,000
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-527
# 2 : MSA SC1399-256 (ED. 1 - STATE 3)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : B015-NTL
# 2 : N027-UUG (ED. 1 - STATE 3)
REGION CATEGORY : A GENERAL AREA MAP OF SOME SIGNIFICANCE TO A MD/CHESAPEAKE COLLECTION (3)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) :
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SOUNDINGS ARE SHOWN IN FATHOMS
: SHOALS ARE SHOWN IN SHADING
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : PARIS (3)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 278D6, 293D4, 293D5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : PHILLIPS, TOOLEY AND THE RADFORD CATALOG ARE ALL USEFUL.
DESCRIPTION : THIS LARGE SCALE MAP OF THE EAST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA FROM PHILADELPHIA TO THE NORTHERN BORDER OF FLORIDA HAS A FULL REPRESENTATION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. IT IS THE SECOND EDITION OF A MAP WHICH WAS FIRST ISSUED BY THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT IN 1778 FOR THE USE OF THE FRENCH NAVY DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR IN AMERICA. THE FIRST EDITION OF THE MAP APPEARED IN L'HYDROGRAPHIE FRANCOIS. SEE MAP # 278D6.

THE ENGRAVING OF THE SECOND EDITION IS CRUDER THAN THAT OF THE FIRST EDITION. IT HAS A BROWNISH CAST, BASED ON THE BROWNISH BLACK INK USED. THE MAP IS NOT IN COLOR, UNLIKE THE EARLIER EDITION. CONSIDERABLE CARE IS SHOWN IN THE PLACEMENT OF MOUNTAINS, RIVERS AND POLITICAL BOUNDARIES, EXCEPT THAT THE MOUNTAIN RANGE DOWN THE CENTER OF THE DELMARVA PENINSULA DOESN'T EXIST. COUNTY NAMES ARE GIVEN, BUT NO COUNTY BOUNDARIES ARE SHOWN. SOUNDINGS IN FATHOMS ARE GIVEN FOR THE COASTAL REGIONS, INCLUDING ALL OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. SHOAL AREAS ARE SHADED.

THE MAP WAS REISSUED c1793, WITH REFERENCES CHANGED FROM THE KING TO THE REPUBLIC OF FRANCE. IN THIS CONNECTION, THE MAP IN ITS c1793 STATES IS ONE OF RELATIVELY FEW THAT WAS ISSUES IN FRANCE IN THE FIRST FIVE YEARS AFTER THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. THE MAP DESCRIBED HEREIN WAS REENGRAVED AND REISSUED IN ROME IN 1799 AS A SEPARATE. GIOVANNI BRUN WAS THE ENGRAVER, BUT WE HAVE FOUND NO REFERENCES TO THE MAP AND DO NOT KNOW WHO PUBLISHED IT OR WHY.

DATA IS FROM TOOLEY, PHILLIPS ATLASES, P.J. RADFORD CATALOGUE # 12 AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPIES IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : TWO EDITIONS ARE KNOWN. THE FIRST, IN THREE STATES, WAS ISSUED IN FRANCE. THE SECOND, IN ONE STATE, WAS ISSUED IN ROME.

ED. 1 - STATE 1 - (1778) - "POUR LE SERVICE DES VAISSEAUX DU ROY IS IN THE TITLE. A FLEUR-DE-LIS IS IN THE DEPOT DE LA MARINE STAMP. "GRAVE PAR PETIT, GRAVEUR DE ROI ET DE LA MARINE." IS IN THE LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN. "No. 2. (HYD No. 62)" IS IN THE RIGHT TOP MARGIN. "PRIX TROIS LIVRES." IS IN THE RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN. SEE MAP # 278D6.

- STATE 2 - (c1793)- "POUR LE SERVICE DES VAISSEAUX FRANCAIS" REPLACES "POUR LE SERVICE DES VAISSEAUX DU ROI" IN THE TITLE. THE INITIALS "R"[EPUBLIC] "F"[RANCAISE] REPLACE THE FLEUR-DE-LIS IN THE DEPOT DE LA MARINE STAMP. THE LINE PRINTED IN THE LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN "GRAVE PAR PETIT, GRAVEUR DE LA MARINE." CONTINUES TO BE SHOWN. THIS STATE HAS NOT BEEN SEEN BY THE WRITER, BUT WAS ADVERTISED AS ITEM # 109 IN THE P.J. RADFORD CATALOGUE # 12, IN DECEMBER, 1975. RADFORD ATTRIBUTES A DATE OF JUST AFTER 1792 TO ITS ISSUE. SEE MAP # 293D4.

- STATE 3 - (c1793) - THIS IS SIMILAR TO STATE 2 OF THE MAP EXCEPT THAT THE ENGRAVER'S STATEMENT HAS BEEN DELETED. SEE MAP # 293D5.

ED. 2 - (1799) - THIS IS THE MAP DESCRIBED HEREIN.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A BEAUTIFUL COLORED COPY OF EDITION 1, STATE 3 OF THIS MAP ON HEAVY PAPER WITH AN ACQ. # OF N027-UUG AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-256. IT HAS A GOOD BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF EDITION 2 WITH AN ACQ. # OF B015-NTL AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-527.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, AMSTERDAM: THEATRVM ORBIS TERRARVM, LTD., 1971 REPRINT OF A 1909 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATION: I, # 588, 589, 590 (V.2, MAP # 62);; RADFORD, P.J., CATALOGUE 12, LONDON: P.J. RADFORD, DECEMBER, 1975: ITEM 109; TOOLEY, R.V., "PRINTED MAPS OF AMERICA PART IV", IN MAP COLLECTORS SERIES # 96, LONDON: MAP COLLECTOR'S CIRCLE, 1974: 97, 103 (# 743).

March 11, 1991


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