Map

  • Title:

    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 1775.

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Joshua Fry (Cartographer)

    Peter Jefferson (Cartographer)

    Thomas Jefferys (Engraver)

    Robert Sayer & John Bennett (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1775-1776

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid); Linen

  • Techniques:

    Engraved, Etched, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1963.0118 A, B


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1963.0118 A, B

Object Name

Map

Title

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 1775.

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Joshua Fry (Cartographer)
c. 1700-1754

Peter Jefferson (Cartographer)
02/08/1708-07/17/1757

Thomas Jefferys (Engraver)
c. 1710-1771
Jefferys was appointed Geographer to Frederick, Prince of Wales, in 1746, and Geographer to George, Prince of Wales, (later King George III) in 1757.

Robert Sayer & John Bennett (Publisher)
1774-1785

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

1775-1776

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Lower right, at end of dedication; ...This Map is most humbly Inscribed to their Lordship's./ By Their Lordship's/ Most Obedient & most devoted humble Serv.\t/ Tho.\s Jefferys.
2. Inscription; Bottom center, beneath border; Printed for Rob.\t Sayer at N.\o 53 in Fleet Street, and Tho.\s Jefferys at the Corner of S.\t Martins Lane, Charing Cross, London.
3. Inscription; Lower right, at end of title in cartouche; ...Drawn by Joshua Fry & Peter Jefferson/ in 1775.

Subjects

Genre scene; Seascape

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid); Linen

Techniques

Engraved, Etched, Hand colored

Construction Description

Printed on four sheets, joined and mounted on linen.

Dimensions (inches)

31.2 (H) , 48.5 (W) , 30.8 (Image H) , 48.3 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

79.3 (H) , 123.1 (W) , 30.8 (Image H) , 48.3 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

OH at left. OW at bottom. Lower right section, Image H: 15.3 in. (38.9 cm); Image W: 24.2 in. (61.4 cm). Chain intervals 2.8 cm; laid lines 7 per cm. Frame H: 33.4 in. (84.8 cm). Frame W: 50.9 in. (129.3 cm). Frame D: 1.0 in. (2.5 cm). FH at left. FW at bottom. FD at bottom left.

Publisher Summary

Robert Sayer & John Bennett

Publication Date

1775

Place of Publication

No. 53 Fleet Street, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

State

IV

Watermark

Fleur-de-lis in crowned shield with "IV" countermark

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Edition Notes

Third edition. Published in Thomas Jefferys, The American atlas: or, A geographical description of the whole continent of America; wherein are delineated at large, its several regions, countries, states, and islands; and chiefly the British colonies, composed from numerous surveys, several of which were made by order of government surveys...(London: Robert Sayer and John Bennett, 1776). Map originally published in 1753-55 with date and publication corrections made in 1761 and 1775.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1987 Two Centuries of Prints in America, 1680-1880 : A Selective Catalogue of the Winterthur Museum Collection.
Published: no. 8, pp. 44-45.
[Book] Ristow, Walter W. 1985 American Maps and Mapmakers: Commercial Cartography in the Nineteenth Century.
See p.49.