Map of the western parts of the colony of Virginia, as far as the Mississipi
- Map of the western parts of the colony of Virginia, as far as the Mississipi
A young George Washington kept a journal of his activities during his mission to the Ohio region in 1753. The journal was published in Willamsburg in 1754, and copies were sent to London-based publisher Thomas Jefferys who published the work, along with this map, in 1754. As this map was not included in the original Williamsburg edition, Jefferys may have based his geography on the western portion of Joshua Fry's and Peter Jackson's preliminary work for their landmark map of Virginia.
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Richard H. Brown Map Collection
Washington's Expedition to the Ohio, 1st, 1753-1754--Maps--Early works to 1800
Indians of North America--United States--Maps--Early works to 1800
Virginia--Maps--Early works to 1800
Williamsburgh printed, Reprinted for T. Jefferys
Shows rivers, towns, forts, and indian villages in the Colony of Virginia.
Relief shown pictorially.
Prime meridians: London and Ferro.
In The journal of Major George Washington (London : Williamsburgh printed, Reprinted for T. Jefferys, 1754)..
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- 1 map : hand col. ; 24 x 36 cm.
Scale [ca. 1:4,300,000]
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