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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Green, John, d d. 1757; Jefferys, Thomas
Date:
1753
Short Title:
N & S America.
Publisher:
Thomas Jefferys
London
Type:
Case Map; Chart Map
Obj Height cm:
127
Obj Width cm:
114
Scale 1:
21,000,000
Note:
The 1st ed. of this map, here published as a complete chart of six sheets joined, dissected into 16 sections and folded into Jeffery's original case with a printed label: "Bought of Thomas Jefferys Engraver..." Both map and case are preserved in a new half cloth blue marbled paper book-like case 36x31 with "Green And Jefferys. Chart of North and South America. 1753." stamped in gilt on a leather label on the spine. "This is one of the most important American maps of the period, the first to label Behring's Straits, and the most accurate of the time in establishing more correct placements of the coasts of North and South America and Northeastern Asia. The map is extensively annotated by Green to show the differences of latitude and longitude between his placements on the map and other cartographers, notably Bellin, D'Anville, Brouckner, Popple, and especially DeLisle and Buache in their claims of new discoveries on the American Northwest coast. Jefferys also published Green's "Remarks, In Support of the New Chart of North and South America, in six sheets" which further detail Green's attack on DeLisle's cartography and French claims to the American Northwest. The six sheets of this map are also found bound individually with the text, as in Streeter 3453. Our copy has a printed paste down label in the lower corner of sheet six that explains the color code used to distinguish the different claims of the British, French, etc. Stevens & Tree list several later issues of this chart, including those that appear in Jeffery's American Atlas of 1775. Outline color.
Reference:
Stevens & Tree (Complete Chart) 1753(a); Wagner Northwest Coast 578 and p.160; Schwartz & Erhrenberg p158; cf Streeter 3453; P-Maps p109; cf Lowery 404.
World Area:
Western Hemisphere
Full Title:
A chart of North and South America including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with the nearest coasts of Europe, Africa and Asia (by John Green]. Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Feb. 19, 1753, by T. Jefferys, Geographer to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at the Corner of St. Martins Lane Charing Cross ...
List No:
4766.001
Series No:
2
Publication Author:
Green, John, d. 1757; Jefferys, Thomas
Pub Date:
1753
Pub Title:
A chart of North and South America including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with the nearest coasts of Europe, Africa and Asia (by John Green]. Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Feb. 19, 1753, by T. Jefferys, Geographer to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at the Corner of St. Martins Lane Charing Cross ...
Pub Reference:
See references above.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
4766.000
Pub Type:
Chart Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
127
Pub Width cm:
114
Image No:
4766001
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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A chart of North and South America including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with t…