A MAP OF THE MOST INHABITED PART OF NEW ENGLAND CONTAINING THE PROVINCES OF MASSACHUSETTS BAY AND NEW HAMPSHIRE. WITH THE COLONIES OF CONNECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND, DIVIDED INTO COUNTIES AND TOWNSHIPS: ...

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Braddock Mead

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A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England Containing the Provinces of Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire. with the Colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island, Divided into Counties and Townships: ...

Copper plate engraving. 1755, (1774).
Four sheet map, joined, 39 1/4 x 37 7/8" plus margins.
Very good condition. Original outline hand coloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 41917
Price: $13,500.00
Publisher : Published by George Louis le Rouge, Paris.
The title continues "The whole composed from Actual Surveys and its Situation adjusted by Astronomical Observations" A very attractive large-scale map of New England with Long Island prominently displayed. This map is normally referred to as being by Thomas Jefferys, it was actually drawn by his assistant Braddock Mead (aka John Green). Mead, based this map largely on William Douglass' map of 1753. Other sources include a 1737 manuscript survey of Connecticut by Gardner and Kellock; Manuscript drafts by Richard Hazzens and George Mitchell. Many interesting names are given such as "The Devils Belt commonly called Long Island Sound", Mattituck Harbor is called "Meridiks or Mony Tricks Harbor", "Barnstable" for Cape Cod and "Kats Kill" for the Catskill Mountains. The two insets are of Boston and Boston Harbor. The cartouche in the lower right depicts the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Greeting them is a Native American Indian and standing in front is an allegorical figure holding a pole with a symbolic liberty cap on it. One of the great large scale maps of New England. Maps

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