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A generall mapp of the Countie of Cumberland
A generall mapp of the Countie of Cumberland
Printed map. "Described by Ric. Blome, by his Matys Especiall Command". Visual scale [31 mm=5 miles]. Originally published in Blome's Britannia: or, A Geographical Description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories Thereto belonging..., published 1673. Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry XCIX, p. 81-84: "Fifty poorly drawn and sketchy maps of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland by Richard Blome. All the maps have dedications signed by Blome, and are plain at the back." Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
A large and particular plan of Shegnekto Bay, and the circumjacent country
A large and particular plan of Shegnekto Bay, and the circumjacent country
Printed map. "Drawn on the Spot by an Officer." Visual scale, "scale of English miles". Includes text in the lower margin.
A literary map of Canada
A literary map of Canada
Printed map. "As compiled by William Arthur Deacon, drawn and embellished by the hand of Stanley Turner". Visual scale [45 mm=200 English miles]. "Printed in Canada by Rous and Mann Limited". Includes illustrations, text and 2 inset maps, "Some books of the St. Lawrence Basin" and "The Land of Evangeline". McMaster has another copy in the Lloyd Reeds Map Collection. Acquired as part of the Macmillan Collection.
A map of Bengal, Bahar, Oude & Allahbad with part of Agra and Delhi exhibiting the course of the Ganges from Hurdwar to the Sea
A map of Bengal, Bahar, Oude & Allahbad with part of Agra and Delhi exhibiting the course of the Ganges from Hurdwar to the Sea
Printed map. "By James Rennell, F.R.S. late Surveyor Genl. in Bengal LONDON: Printed for Wm. Faden, Geogr. to the King. Inscribed by His obliged and Obediant Servant Willm. Faden". Described in The British Museum Catalogue of Printed Maps... Volume 2, p.612. Acquired as part of the Cholmondely Collection.
A map of Cabotia; comprehending the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, New-Brunswick, and Nova-Scotia, with Breton Island...
A map of Cabotia; comprehending the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, New-Brunswick, and Nova-Scotia, with Breton Island...
Printed map originally from a set of 4 sheets. McMaster lacks 3 sheets; this is the northwest segment. "Compiled from a great variety of original documents, by John Purdy." "Engraved by Thomson & Hall, 14, Bury Str. Bloomsby." "Published 12th. October, 1814". Includes 4 insets: General sketch of the Grand Lakes &c.; Environs of Quebec; The banks of the River St. Lawrence, from the Isle of Orleans to Lake St. Francis, on an enlarged scale; and, Frontier of Niagara, &c. Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection, Public Archives of Canada, vol. 10, V1/1100-1814, p. 698. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
A map of Canada and the north part of Louisiana with the adjacent countrys
A map of Canada and the north part of Louisiana with the adjacent countrys
Printed map. "By Thos. Jefferys, Geographer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales." In lower right margin, "T Jefferys sculp." Visual scale. Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Volume II, entry 366: "First state ... Published in A Natural and Civil History of the French Dominions in North and South America. London 1760."
A map of Chili, Patagonia, La Plata, and ye south part of Brasil
A map of Chili, Patagonia, La Plata, and ye south part of Brasil
Printed map. "By H. Moll Geographer". Visual scale [10 mm = 100 miles]. Probably from Moll's Atlas Minor, published 1732[?]. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection, December 2000.
A map of Cumberland from the best authorities
A map of Cumberland from the best authorities
Printed map. "Engraved by J. Cary." Visual scale [121 mm=12 miles]. Includes "Reference to the Wards." Probably originally published in William Camden, Richard Gough and John Cary, Britannia: or, a Chorographical Description of the flourishing kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland..., published 1789. Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CCLXXI, p. 217-220: "Richard Gough's translation of the 1607 edition of Camden's Britannia, with sixty maps drawn by E. Noble, and engraved by John Cary. Unless otherwise indicated the titles of the maps begin: 'A Map of,' and end: 'from the latest Authorities. Engraved by J. Cary.' The maps are arranged throughout the work, with the text to which they belong." Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
A map of Germany from the best authorities
A map of Germany from the best authorities
Printed map. Two visual scales [35 mm=150 British miles]. Map shows provinces, towns and rivers. Originally published in a book or atlas; source unconfirmed. The number "9" has been handwritten on the verso. Donated by Dr. Les Shemilt.
A map of Kent, south east from London
A map of Kent, south east from London
Printed map. In lower left margin, "T. Badeslade delin." Lower right margin has, "W. H Toms Sculpt". Visual scale [20 mm=10 miles]. Shows towns, rivers, roads and sandbars. Originally published as plate 22 in Thomas Badesdale's Chorographia Britanniae (London: W.H. Toms, 1742). In upper right margin, "22". Includes historical notes pertaining to the Kent area alongside the left margin. Donated by Dr. Les Shemilt.
A map of Moscovy or Russia in Europe on a spheroidical project.
A map of Moscovy or Russia in Europe on a spheroidical project.
Printed map. "Drawn from the latest & best authorities by Eman: Bowen Geogr. to His Majesty." "Engrav'd for the General Magazine of Arts and Sciences; for W. Owen at Temple Barr 1759." Prime meridian: London. Originally published in Benjamin Martin's The General Magazine of Arts and Sciences, 14 volumes (London: Printed for W. Owen, 1755-1765). Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
A map of North America from the latest surveys and maps
A map of North America from the latest surveys and maps
Printed map. "By John Blair LLD. & F.R.S. as a Supplement to His Tables of Chronology." "Thos. Kitchin Sculpsit". Prime meridian: Ferro.
A map of Sweden, Denmark and Norway; on a spheroidical projection
A map of Sweden, Denmark and Norway; on a spheroidical projection
Printed map. "Drawn from the best modern authorities by Eman: Bowen, Geogr. to His Majy." "Engrav'd for the General Magazine of Arts and Sciences; for W. Owen at Temple Bar 1759." Prime meridian: London. Originally published in Benjamin Martin's The General Magazine of Arts and Sciences, 14 volumes (London: Printed for W. Owen, 1755-1765). Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
A map of Turky, Arabia and Persia
A map of Turky, Arabia and Persia
Printed map. "By G. de L'Isle. Most humbly inscrib'd to the Honble Sr James Stewart of Goodtrees Bartt. Revised by I. Senex." Visual scale.
A map of Warwickshire
A map of Warwickshire
Printed map. Two visual scales [147 mm = 6 Statute Miles]. Includes inset: [Triangulation map] “The following Proofs is inserted to gratify the curious in Geography...” Cartouche includes an etching of Warwick Castle and St. Mary’s Tower. Acquired as part of the Lord Cholmondeley Collection.
A map of Wiltshire
A map of Wiltshire
Printed map. "Publish'd as the Act directs, 1st. Jany. 1773. by Andrews & A. Dury, in Dukes Court St. Martin's Lane London." Visual scale [135 mm = 10 British Statute Miles]. Insets: "Kingsqood = Part of Wiltshire that seems to be situated within Glostershire, as a small part of Glostershire is located within Wiltshire". This map serves as an index to RMC_4334. Note appears on map: "NB. This map is divided into 18 squares, each square containing one sheet of the large one, each sheet is to be found by the number of the square." Acquired as part of the Lord Cholmondely collection.
A map of all the earth and how after the flood it was divided among the sons of Noah
A map of all the earth and how after the flood it was divided among the sons of Noah
Printed map. "By J Moxon Hydrographer to the Kings most Excellent Majesty". Includes a numbered index of 78 places, and a dedication by Moxon "to the most Reverend Father in God Gilbert Lord Arch Bishop of Canterbury...." Source and date of map unknown. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
A map of the British & French plantations in North America
A map of the British & French plantations in North America
Printed map. Originally published in The London Magazine, vol. 24, August 1755, p. 360. Described in Kenneth Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Vol. II, entry 351, p. 27. Donated by Dr. Les Shemilt.
A map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto
A map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto
Printed map. "By Hen. Popple." Title in top margin, "America Septentrionalis." In lower right margin, "W.H. Toms Sculp." Includes insets and views: Fall of Niagara; Mexico; Quebec; New York; Placentia; Annapolis Royal; Boston; New York; Charles Town; Bermuda; S. Augustine; Providence; Havana; S. Jago; Kingston Hr.; Port Antonio; Port Royal in Martinica; Barbadoes; Antigua; Cartagene; and, Porto Bello. Possibly originally published in single sheet form as an index to Popple's atlas bearing the same name. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
A map of the British and French settlements in North America
A map of the British and French settlements in North America
Printed map. "J. Lodge delin et sculp". Includes a brief historical note on the English claim to North America and the origins of several colonies. Described in Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 1750-1789, entry 5, p. 5. Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection, Public Archives of Canada, H12/1000 - [1755], Volume 10, p. 496.

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