[Manuscript map of coast from Maine to Delaware]
- [Manuscript map of coast from Maine to Delaware]
This map is an unrecorded manuscript of the northeast part of the British colonies in America, showing in some detail the topography of the region and including names of towns, rivers, and harbors. Possibly produced for military purposes during the rise of hostilities between the French and English in America, the cartography appears to be based on both original French and English sources. The geographic coverage of this map shows the North American coast from Casco Bay to Cape May, extending inland as far as Lake Ontario. It encompasses the British colonies in New England, as well as New York, New Jersey, and part of Pennsylvania.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Atlantic Coast (New England)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Northeastern States--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
New England (area)
Northeastern United States (area)
- 1 ms. map ; 56 x 67 cm.
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Scale not given.
Shows coast from Casco Bay to Cape May and extends inland to Susquehanna River and Lake Ontario.
Includes places that were present between the years 1756 (Fort Edward, NY) and 1786 (Falmouth[Portland], ME).
Map appears to be a possible 19th century copy of an earlier map, originally produced in the mid 18th century.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Relief shown pictorially.
Exhibited in “Faces and Places,” at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, October 2003 - September 2004. MB (BRL)
- Notes (date):
This date is inferred.
- Call #:
G3717.C6 1750 .M3