A MAPP OF PENSYLVANIA IN AMERICA


A MAPP OF PENSYLVANIA IN AMERICA

Item Information

Title:
A MAPP OF PENSYLVANIA IN AMERICA
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Date:
1756
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Pennsylvania--Maps--Early works to 1800
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia (county)Philadelphia
Notes:
Date from British Museum manuscripts catalogue.
With a "SCALE OF ENGLISH MILES" at lower left.
Title at upper centre.
Inset map of Philadelphia beneath title "The city of PHILADELPHIA two miles in length and in Breadth" (scale not given).
Names land proprietors.
A copy of J.F.W. Des Barres untitled map in the "Atlantic Neptune" of 1777 that was a reproduced, updated and republished copy of Thomas Holmes' seventeenth-century map of Pennsylvania? - Snyder (see Maps K.Top.122.3. for an example of the Holmes map in a later state).
Titled "A drawn Map of Pensilvania, with a Plan of Philadelphia" in the Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829.
Titled 'A "Mapp of Pensilvania;" drawn about 1756, on a scale of 1 1/3 mile to an inch, with a plan of Philadelphia on a larger scale: 3 f. 5 in. x 1 f. 5 in.' in the Catalogue of the manuscript, maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum.
Geographical detail extends along the Delaware River from Newcastle to the "Mannor of HiGHLANDS", in present-day Pennsylvania.
Extent:
1 map on 2 sheets : joined and laid on linen, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 75 x 106 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:84,000
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987640
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