PLAN OF THE PENINSULA OF CHESOPEAK BAY


PLAN OF THE PENINSULA OF CHESOPEAK BAY

Item Information

Title:
PLAN OF THE PENINSULA OF CHESOPEAK BAY
Cartographer:
Hills, John, (Surveyor)
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Name on Item:
Compiled from actual Surveys By Iohn Hills Assistant Engineer 1781.
Date:
1781
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Maryland--Maps--Early works to 1800
Delaware--Maps--Early works to 1800
Pennsylvania--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
Maryland
Chesapeake Bay
Notes:
Sounding depths are given.
"Copied from the Original by I. Hills Ass.t Eng.r" at lower right.
Shows roads.
Shows province boundaries.
Titiled "A drawn Plan of the Peninsula of Chesopeak Bay, compiled from actual surveys by John Hills, assistant Engineer, 1781. Three sheets" 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 plan of the peninsula of Chesapeak Bay, compiled from actual surveys, by John Hills, assistant engineer, 1781;" drawn on a scale of 5 miles to an inch: 3 f. 11 in. x 2 f. 1 in." in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topograhpical drawings in the British Museum.
Chesapeake Bay with parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia.
Extent:
1 map on 3 sheets : joined and laid on linen, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 120 x 64 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:316,800
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01004987635
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