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A new map of the English empire in America viz. Virginia, Maryland, Carolina, New York, New Iarsey, New England, Pennsylvania, Newfoundland, New France &c [cartographic material] / 



Place of creation




1 map : hand col. ; 49 x 58 cm on sheet 54 x 64 cm.

Scope and content

Map of eastern North America west to the Mississippi River. The map includes a wonderful treatment of the Great Lakes, a fascinating transcontinental mountain range from Michigan to Florida, wonderful depiction of the Mississippi River and terrific detail in the British Colonies.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC175336
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Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection Item #169
Cartographic material
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169 Item no. assigned by LAC 169
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Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Longitude west from London.

Includes insets: The harbor of Boston or Mattathusetts Bay. Scale [ca.1:570 240]. 8x 8 cm--A general map of the coasts & isles of Europe, Africa, and America . 22 x 30 cm.

"I. Harris, sculp" appears in bottom right margin.

"Most humbly inscrib'd to Herver Edgly Herver of Clapham, Esq & C." appears above title.

Fifth state of the map .This map was originally published in 1695 by Robert Morden. Senex made very minor modifications to the plate, including addition of a dedication and alteration of the imprint

From Senex's "A new general atlas, containing a geographical and historical account of all the empires, kingdoms, and othr dominions of the world: with the natural history and trade of the each country", 1721. map no [30]

Relief shown pictorally.

Custodial history
Part of the Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection purchased by the Public Archives of Canada in 1981.

Related materials
For other copy see: Coverdale Collection H2/1000/1719 (NMC 6612) ; AMICUS No. 26306148 (Carto - G1015 .S46 1796 - fol. Vault) ; AMICUS No. 26306147 (Carto - G1015 .S46 1721 - ex. fol. Vault)

Cartographic math data
Scale [ca.1: 6 336 000] (W 100°--W 45°/N 53°--N 25°)

Citation / reference note
Kershaw, Entry 326, Fifth state
Philips, Entry 563, no [30]
McCorkle, Entry 719.7
National Maritime Museum, vol. 3, 434.

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC 175336

Exhibitions note
"Over the Rockies:" The Discovery & Mapping of the Canadian West 1700-1886. An Exhibition held at the The Royal Ontario Museum, March and April, 1956

Subject heading

1. United States - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. North America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. British - America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
4. Canada - Maps - Early works to 1800.


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