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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 / drawn by Joshua Fry & Peter Jefferson in 1751.

A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina / drawn by Joshua Fry & Peter Jefferson in 1751.

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Creator: Jefferys, Thomas, -1771, printmaker.
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Date: 1755.
Publisher: Thomas Jefferys,
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Description:
Relief shown pictorially.
Includes "Scale of Miles" at lower left.
Shows roads.
Title in illustrated cartouche at lower right showing tobacco trade and associated imagery.
Cartouche designed by Francis Hayman and engraved by Charles Grignion - Pritchard and Taliaferro.
Dedicated at lower right beneath the title cartouche "To the Right Honourable George Dunk Earl of Halifax First Lord Commissioner; and to the Rest of the Right Honourable and Honourable Commissioners, for TRADE and PLANTATIONS. This Map is most humbly Inscribed to their Lordships, By their Lordship's Most Obedient & most devoted humble Serv.t Tho.s Jefferys".
Includes a table of distances at upper left including the note "These Distances with the Course of the Roads on the Map I carefully collected on the Spot and enterd them in my Journal from whence they are now inserted. J. Dalrymple. London Jan.y ye 1.st 1755".
Printed textual notes at the bottom of the map attribute survey work in addition to Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson; "The Line between VIRGINIA and NORTH CAROLINA, from PETERS CREEK to Steep Rock Creek being 90 Miles and 280 Poles, was Survey'd in 1749. BY William Churton , and Daniel Weldon of NORTH CAROLINA, Joshua Fry, and Peter Jefferson of VIRGINIA" and "The Line between Virginia and North-Carolina from the Sea to Peters Creek was Survey'd in 1728, by the Hon.ble Will.m Byrd, Will.m Dandridge and Richard Fitzwilliam, Commissioners: and M.r Alexander Irvine and M.r Will.m Mayo, Surveyors".
A textual note at upper left reads "The Course of the Ohio or Alliganey River and its Branches are laid down from Surveys and Draughts made on the Spot by M.r Gist and others in the Years 1751, 2, 3 & 4".
State 3 (of 8, the first being published in about 1753) of the map identified by the imprint, the addition of longitude figures at the lower edge (65° 19' and 72° 19') and an additional note beneath the Dalrymple table - Pritchard and Taliaferro.
Fry and Jefferson's original manuscript no longer survives, but Jefferys based his geography directly on their draft - Pritchard and Taliaferro.
Published separately and in Jefferys' "A General Topography of North America ..." and in editions of Jefferys "American Atlas" and Faden's "North American Atlas".
Titled "A Map of the most inhabited part of Virginia, containing the whole Province of Maryland, with part of Pensilvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina, by Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson, 1751: published by Jefferys. Four sheets" in the Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829.
Physical Description:
1 map on 4 sheets : copperplate engraving, hand colored ; each sheet 39 x 62 cm
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Scale approximately 1:650,000
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BRBL_00507
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 15811233
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