Virginia, / Maryland, / Pennsilvania, / East & West / New Jersey. / Sold by Jno Mount & Thos Page / Tower Hill.

Title

Virginia, / Maryland, / Pennsilvania, / East & West / New Jersey. / Sold by Jno Mount & Thos Page / Tower Hill.

Subject

Maps
Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
Maps--Early works to 1800
Cartographic materials

Description

London; Engraved on two plates and oriented with north to the right, this was the first published chart of the Chesapeake Bay with enough specific information to use for navigation. First appearing in The English Pilot: The Fourth Book (1689), the chart covers the area from Staten Island to "Corotuck" Inlet, west to Charles City and New Kent counties, and just beyond Jamestown and the Eastern Shore. Philadelphia, established in 1683, appears perhaps because Thornton was involved in publishing the first map of the city in that year. The 1673 Herrman map, on which Thornton based his chart, had been sold by John Seller, determined to issue a great English sea atlas. An engraver as well as a cartographer, Thornton was part of the publishing effort for the second edition of The English Pilot in 1677. He had previously worked as hydrographer and chartmaker for the East India Company and Hudson's Bay Company. The chart was in use for more than one hundred years. This is the second state of a new plate first engraved in 1743. --From This New Founde Lande: The Henry & Kaye Spalding Map Collection at Hampden-Sydney College, 2008.

Creator

Thornton, John, 1641-1708

Source

Hampden-Sydney College Archives & Special Collections

Date

1689/1743

Rights

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Format

Image

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

10010498

Coverage

British North America

Provenance

Hampden-Sydney College Archives & Special Collections
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Is Part Of

The Henry and Kaye Spalding Map Collection at Hampden-Sydney College; Image appears on pg. 55 (plate 10) of This New Founde Land, Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia, 2008

Original Format

Copperplate engraving

Physical Dimensions

50 x 79.5 cm, 19 5/8 x 31 3/8 in

Files

spalding 10 Seller-Thorton.jpg

Citation

Thornton, John, 1641-1708, “Virginia, / Maryland, / Pennsilvania, / East & West / New Jersey. / Sold by Jno Mount & Thos Page / Tower Hill.,” Hampden-Sydney College Digital Repository, accessed June 17, 2024, https://dams.hsc.edu/items/show/655.