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A New and Exact MAP of the DOMINIONS of the KING of GREAT BRITAIN on ye Continent of NORTH AMERICA. : Containing NEWFOUNDLAND, NEW SCOTLAND, NEW ENG:LAND, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, PENSILVANIA, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA and CAROLINA. / According to the Newst and most Exact Observations By HERMAN MOLL Geographer.

Herman Moll, -1732, cartographer.

[London] : Printed and Sold by Tho. Bowles next ye Chapter House in St Pauls Church-yard, John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill and by I. King at ye Globe in ye Poultry near Stocks Market, [about 1731.]

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  • Title:
    A New and Exact MAP of the DOMINIONS of the KING of GREAT BRITAIN on ye Continent of NORTH AMERICA. : Containing NEWFOUNDLAND, NEW SCOTLAND, NEW ENG:LAND, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, PENSILVANIA, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA and CAROLINA. / According to the Newst and most Exact Observations By HERMAN MOLL Geographer.
  • Author: Herman Moll, -1732, cartographer.
  • Contributor: Walter Douglas 1670-1739, dedicatee.;
    George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820, former owner.;
    George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830, donor.
  • Subjects: American beaver -- Early works to 1800; North America -- Maps -- Early works to 1800; Charleston (S.C.) -- Maps -- Early works to 1800; Early maps;
    Dewey: 912.7
  • Publication Details: [London] : Printed and Sold by Tho. Bowles next ye Chapter House in St Pauls Church-yard, John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill and by I. King at ye Globe in ye Poultry near Stocks Market, [about 1731.]
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: System number: 016660153
  • Notes: Date from Pritchard and Taliferro. Cumming suggests [after 1732?].
    Relief shown pictorially.
    Sounding depths are given.
    Scales given at lower left in "Miles of Great Britain" and "English and French Leagues 20 in on Degree".
    Title in cartouche at upper centre.
    Imprint at lower left, beneath mileage scale.
    Central dedication "To the Honourable WALTER DOWGLASS Esq.r Constituted CAPTAIN GENERAL and Chief Governor of all ye Leeward Islands in America by her late Majesty Queen Anne in ye Year 1711. This Map is most humbly Dedicated by your most Humble Servant Herman Moll Geog.r 1715".
    Shows forts.
    Printed textual annotations reference the Treaty of Utrecht.
    Colloquially known as the "Beaver Map".
    Inset at right centre with "A View of ye Industry of ye Beavers of Canada in making Dams ...".
    Four map insets at the lower edge show "A Draught of ye Town and Harbour of CHARLES-TOWN" (scale apprximately 1:4,500), "A Map of the PRINCIPAL PART of NORTH AMERICA" (scale not given), "A Map of the Improved Part of CAROLINA with the Settlements &c. By Her. Moll Geographer" (scale approximately 1:316,800) and "[LOUISIANA]" (scale approximately 1:9,504,000).
    Louisiana inset shows "Cherecies 3000 Men, one of ye Kings &c of this Nation was in England in 1730".
    Cumming notes 7 states of the map. Pritchard and Taliaferro note 5 states of the map. Stevens and Tree note 5 states of the map (differing from Pritchard and Taliaferro). Baynton-Williams notes 7 states of the map (differing from Cumming) in private correspondence with the British Library. Stevens and Stevens note 13 issues of the map.
    Copy E (Cumming). Identified by imprint, enlarged Cherokee note and addition of "Georgia" in inset.
    State 4, 1731 (Pritchard and Taliaferro). Identified by imprint, 3000 men and 1730 date referenced in Louisiana inset, and Carolina inset divided into counties.
    Issue c, 1715-[1731] (Stevens and Tree). Identified by imprint, 3000 men and 1730 date referenced in Louisiana inset, and Carolina inset divided into counties.
    Issue f, g, h and i (Stevens and Stevens). Identified by imprint, 3000 men and 1730 date referenced in Louisiana inset, and Carolina inset divided into counties.
    State 6 (Baynton-Williams). Identified by imprint and "GEORGIA" added in the inset of [LOUISIANA].
    Titled "A Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain on the Continent of Nort America; containing Newfoundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania, Maryland, Virginia, and carolina: by H. Moll, 1715. Two sheets" in the Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829.
    Citation/references note: British Museum, Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829
    Citation/references note: Cumming, William P. The Southeast in early maps, 158, E
    Citation/references note: Prichard, Margaret Back and Taliaferro, Henry G. Degrees of latitude. Mapping Colonial America, 19, State 4
    Citation/references note: Stevens, Henry and Tree, Roland. Comparative Cartography, 55 (c)
    Citation/references note: Stevens, Henry & Stevens, Henry Robert Peter. The world described in thirty large two-sheet maps by Herman Moll Geographer, No.8 in the COLLECTION, issues (f), (g), (h) and (i)
  • Physical Description: 1 map on 2 sheets : joined and laid on linen, copperplate engraving, original hand colour to graticule lines only ; 101 x 62 cm; Scale approximately 1:3,600,000
  • Copy Note: Ownership: Copy at Maps K.Top.118.38. Part of King George III's Topographical Collection. Donated to the nation by George IV.
    Copy note: Copy at Maps K.Top.118.38. comprises two sheets joined and laid on linen. Oval stamp of British Museum in yellow at upper left. "53" added in pencil at upper right. Verso shows pressmark "CXVIII/38". With evidence of old folds.
  • Obsolete shelfmark: K.118.38.
  • Shelfmark(s): Cartographic Items Maps K.Top.118.38.
  • UIN: BLL01016660153

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