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1688. A New Map of Virginia [and the Chesapeake]

  • A New Map of Virginia [and the Chesapeake]

A New Map of Virginia [and the Chesapeake] information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 1006x1434 px
Disk Size: 
 463462B
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 London
Author: 

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  13.97 х 19.92
Printing at 150 dpi 
 6.71 х 9.56
Printing at 300 dpi 
 3.35 х 4.78

First State of Morden's Map of Virginia.

Fine example of Robert Morden's map of Virginia, one of the earliest obtainable English maps of the Chesapeake region.

Beginning in the 1670s, the English fortunes in North America took a dramatic turn upward, resulting in a booming interest in the British American Colonies and, in turn, the issuance of maps to satisfy this interest. This map appeared in Modern's Geography Rectified, published as early as 1687.

This map is one of the earliest of all English maps to focus solely on the Chesapeake, as earlier maps by Thorton & Greene and Christopher Browne cover substantially broader regions. The map extends from Cape Henry to Cape May and Delaware Bay and Baltimore, extending inland to Stafford County, Kent County and Henrico County. Patomack Falls and Turky Buzhard are noted.

There are 2 states of the map:

  • State 1: No page number at top left
  • State 2: Page 75 at top left in the printed border

The page number 561 corresponds with the first state of the map.

Burden 651

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Item information:

Year of creation:
Size:
1006x1434 px
Disk:
463462B
Number of pages:
1
Place:
London
Author:
Robert Morden.
$9.99

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