A new map of New England, New York, New Iarsey, Pensilvania, Maryland and Virginia


A new map of New England, New York, New Iarsey, Pensilvania, Maryland and Virginia

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Title:
A new map of New England, New York, New Iarsey, Pensilvania, Maryland and Virginia
Description:
England's widening sphere of influence in eastern North America is reflected on a late 17th century map published in London. By this time, the British had extended their territorial claims from the original Chesapeake and New England colonies into the Hudson and Delaware valleys. The latter areas had been controlled by the Dutch until 1674 when the British captured New Amsterdam (renamed New York in the harbor inset). The map's three contributors, working members of the rapidly growing map trade in London, had access to government sources and records, as well as updated information from traders and sea captains who had recently returned from their voyages. In New England, the map identifies the numerous British settlements in eastern Massachusetts from Boston Harbor south to Cape Cod, along the southern coastal areas, and in the interior along the Connecticut River.
Creator:
Thornton, John, 1641-1708
Contributor:
Morden, Robert, d. 1703
Name on Item:
sold by Iohn Thornton ... by Robt. Morden ... and by Phillip Lea at ye Atlas & Herculus in the poultry
Date:
1685
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Subjects:
Middle Atlantic States--Maps--Early works to 1800
Northeastern States--Maps--Early works to 1800
New England--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
New England (area)
Middle Atlantic (area)
Northeastern United States (area)
Publisher:
London : Thornton, Morden, and Lea
Edition:
1st state.
Notes:
Relief shown pictorially.
Depths shown by soundings.
Includes inset of New York Bay.
Extent:
1 map ; 50 x 44 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Identifier:
05_04_000052
Barcode:
39999052507504
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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