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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Popple, Henry
Date:
1746
Short Title:
A Map of the British Empire in America. (Sheet 12).
Publisher:
Willm. Henry Toms & R.W. Seale
London
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
49
Obj Width cm:
29
Scale 1:
2,000,000
Note:
Far right extent of map includes five inset maps: New York and Perth Amboy Harbours, The Town and Harbour of Charles Town in South Carolina, The Bermuda or Summer Islands, Harbour of St. Augustine, and The Harbour of Providence. Soundings often included. Uncolored.
Reference:
Cumming 216; Streeter 676; Lowery 337-8; Cumming & Wallis Introductory Notes to Margary's Popple reprint. Babinski Popple Map reference sheet.
World Area:
Atlantic
Country:
Bermuda
State/Province:
New York; South Carolina
City:
New York (N.Y.); Charleston (S.C.)
Full Title:
A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish Settlements adjacent thereto. by Henry Popple. (Sheet 12).
List No:
5810.025a
Series No:
15
Engraver or Printer:
Toms, W.H.; Lempriere, C.; Baron, B.
Publication Author:
Popple, Henry
Pub Date:
1746
Pub Title:
A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish Settlements adjacent thereto. by Henry Popple. C. Lempriere inv. & del. B Baron Sculp. To the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty This Map is most humbly Inscribed by Your Majesty's most Dutiful, most Obedient, and most Humble Servant Henry Popple. London Engrav'd by Willm. Henry Toms & R.W. Seale, 1733. (index map) ... W.H. Toms Sculp.
Pub Reference:
Cumming 216; Streeter 676; Lowery 337-8; Cumming & Wallis Introductory Notes to Margary's Popple reprint. Babinski Popple Map reference sheet.
Pub Note:
Babinski State 8. Full color on the twenty sheet map. This edition was sold by Stephen Austin Bookseller and Thomas Willdey in London. Compare this later edition (1840) with our first edition 1733 map, 2874.000. Atlas provided for scanning by The Old Print Shop and Barry L. Ruderman. Popple's 20 sheet Map of the British Empire in America is without question one of the two most important large format maps of North America published in the 18th Century. Along with John Mitchell's Map of the British & French Dominions in North America . . . (1755), the map was a profound statement of England's designs for dominance of the North American continent, at a time when colonial conntrol of North America was by no means certain.
Popple's map is the first large scale printed map to show the thirteen colonies. The maps is nearly 8 feet square, when joined. The map shows the extent of the British, French, and Spanish colonial possessions. The information on the map was based on Popple's work at the Board of Trade and Plantations in London. Popple's map was widely copied by other cartographers and remained the standard map of North America for several decades. The map was issued both as a wall map and as an Atlas, with the present example including advertising for the various formats in the lower margin of sheet 17, including pricing of the various formats.
Pub List No:
5810.000
Pub Type:
National Atlas
Pub Maps:
21
Pub Height cm:
53
Pub Width cm:
41
Image No:
5810025a
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