A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia Containing the Whole Province of Maryland with Part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina

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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. Joshua Fry. Date of original: c. 1755. Fry-Jefferson Maps, Surveys and Derivatives.

Joshua Fry.

Date of original: c. 1755

Dimensions: 7.78" x 12.40" (25% original), 12.44" x 19.84" (40% original), 15.55" x 24.81" (50% original), 20.22" x 32.25" (65% original), 23.33" x 37.21" (75% original), 27.99" x 44.65" (90% original), 31.10" x 49.61" (original). [Custom sizing also available.  Please contact us for more information.]

Scale: c. 1:650,000

Subject: Virginia - Maryland - Middle Atlantic States - Great Philadelphia Wagon Road - Early Works to 1800

Notes: Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridians: Philadelphia and Curratuck Inlet. "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 servt. Thos. Jefferys." Title enclosed in an elaborate hand-colored cartouche with a view of the colonists and slaves and an overturned barrel of tobacco aboard a dock in the foreground with ships and settlements in the background. State 1755?b: Degree marks for longitude have been corrected from the previous state, 1755a, to 75°19ʹ through 82°19ʹ west of London inside the upper and lower borders. Described in: Fry & Jefferson map of Virginia and Maryland : facsimiles of the 1754 and 1794 printings. 1966. p. [14], [1755?b]. Includes distance chart added by "J. Dalrymple, London Jany. ye 1st. 1755." Includes notes on surveys. Includes topographic features and several major colonial roads, rivers, creeks, and settlements in addition to outlining the Great Wagon Road.

Fry-Jefferson Maps, Surveys and Derivatives - This collection features images from the 2008-2009 Library exhibition "From Williamsburg to Wills's Creek: The FryJefferson Map," highlighting the sources and sequels of the FryJefferson map, created by Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson in 1755. Included in the collection are notes, maps and surveys by John Senex, George Washington, John Mayo, Herman Moll, and Guy Broadwater.

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