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A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina

Author: Fry, Joshua
Publisher: Jefferys, Thomas
Date: 1768
Location: Maryland, Middle Atlantic States, Virginia

Dimensions: 76 x 123 cm., on sheets 55 x 130 cm. and 55 x 134 cm.
Scale: [ca. 1:650,000]
Call Number: RICHARD H. BROWN REVOLUTIONARY WAR MAP COLLECTION

 
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The physical item is not available at the Boston Public Library.

Joshua Fry (Albemarle County surveyor) and his deputy, Peter Jefferson (Thomas Jefferson’s father), compiled this map in 1751 at the request of the Board of Trade. Based on their extensive experience surveying the Virginia-North Carolina boundary and Northern Neck Proprietary land grants, the map provided substantially new information about the mountain ranges and rivers in the western part of Virginia. This map remained the most authoritative map of the Chesapeake region for the rest of the 18th century, appearing in eight English and five French editions. John Mitchell used this map as he prepared his 1755 map of North America.

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