ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MAPS OF THE CHESAPEAKE

 

$8,500

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AUTHOR:

MORTIER, PIERRE

TITLE:

Carte Particuliere de Virginie, Maryland, Pennsylvanie, La Nouvelle Jarsey Orient et Occidentale. From the Neptune Francois

CONDITION:

Black and white copper-engraving, 21-1/2” x 31-1/2”. Fine condition.

DATE:

Amsterdam, 1700

DESCRIPTION:

“This is, without question, one of the most beautiful maps of the Chesapeake Bay” (Verner). The map extends from the southern tip of Staten Island to below Cape Henry. It is based on John Thornton’s chart, published in The English Pilot, The Fourth Book, 1689, but the geography of the Chesapeake is ultimately derived from Augustine Herrman’s landmark 1673 map. There is some confusion in the bibliographic sources as to the date of the map. Verner dates the map to 1693 with a later version of 1700. Burden assigns a date of 1700, with three states, with this being an example of the first

The large scale, fine detail, and beauty make the map quite desirable as a display piece.

REFERENCES:

Burden, The Mapping of North America, 766; Wooldridge, Mapping Virginia, 65; Verner, The Printed Maps of Virginia: 1590 to 1800 (unpublished), 402 & 421.

Inventory No. 8666

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