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A new map of France in which the post stages are exactly express'd with the number of leagues from place to place
A new map of France in which the post stages are exactly express'd with the number of leagues from place to place
Printed map. "By John Rocque 1766". Four visual scales [50 mm = 20 Grandes Lieues de France]. Includes insets: "Carte de France avec les postes dans laquelle on a tracé les routes et marqué le nombre des lieues qu’il y a entre chaque ville, comme de Paris a Versailles 4. de Paris a St. Denis 2. de St. Denis a Ecouan 2. et ainsi du Reste." and "T. Kitchin Sculp." Acquired as part of the Cholmondely Collection.
A new map of Ireland civil and ecclesiastical
A new map of Ireland civil and ecclesiastical
Printed map. "By the Revd. D.A. Beaufort. L.L.D. member of the Royal Irish Academy 1792. Engraved by S.J. Neele 352: Strand, London." Map shows boundaries of provinces, counties, baronies, dioceses as well as rectories, vicarages, curacies and chapelries. Legend also indicates “Subterranean Courses of Rivers”. Names of other world cities have been placed along the margins at their respective latitudes and longitudes for reference. Note appearing on map: A memoir, illustrative of this map, with a complete index to it, and an account of the present State of Ireland, civil & ecclesiastical, to be had at the publishers, or of Mr. Edwards, Pallmall, price. 10/6. Described in J.H. Andrews Shapes of Ireland: Maps and Their Makers 1564-1839. (Dublin: Geography Publications, 1997). Chapter 8: “A Churchman’s Ireland: Daniel Augustus Beaufort, 1792”, pp. 214-247. Acquired as part of the Cholmondely Collection.
A new map of North America, from the latest authorities
A new map of North America, from the latest authorities
Printed map. "By John Cary, Engraver." "Published ... Decr. 1. 1806." Probably originally published in Cary's New Universal Atlas, 1808. Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection, vol. 10, H2/1000-1806, p. 543: "This map shows the conception of North America at the beginning of the nineteenth century; though the outline of Canada is present, the delineation of the north is poor. English, American and Spanish possessions are coloured in red, green and yellow respectively. The map is evidently based on Arrowsmith's map of 1792. In all probability, the map is from Cary's New Universal Atlas, 1808, plate 51." Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
A new map of Nova Scotia, and Cape Breton Island with the adjacent parts of New England and Canada
A new map of Nova Scotia, and Cape Breton Island with the adjacent parts of New England and Canada
Printed map. Fourth state. "By Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to the King." Two visual scales. "15 June 1775." "VII" in upper right margin. Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Volume III, entry 745, p. 60: "Published in The American Atlas. Sayer & Bennett 1775, 1776 [1780], 1777, 1778, 1783... In addition to the title change, the imprint inside the lower border changes to 'Published according to Act of Parliament by Thos. Jefferys. Geographer to the King. / London, Printed & Sold by R. Sayer & J. Bennett, No. 53 in Fleet Street 15 June 1775.', with the last line engraved just outside the border. There are extensive cartographical changes to the map. For example Anticosti, Chaleur Bay, Cape Breton Island, and the area around the Bay of Fundy are all re-engraved. 'VII' is engraved top right, outside the neat-line. The depth soundings off the coast of Nova Scotia are retained. This state of the map was issued in a number of Atlas editions over the next decade, with at least seven different hand-coloured boundary configurations. However, all these are published from the same plate."
A new map of Turkey in Asia
A new map of Turkey in Asia
Printed map. "By Monsr. D'Anville, first geographer to the most Christian King, with several additions". "12th, May, 1794." Five visual scales. Described in The British Museum Catalogue of Printed Maps, Charts and Plans, volume 14, p. 511.
A new map of Upper & Lower Canada, from the latest authorities
A new map of Upper & Lower Canada, from the latest authorities
Printed map. "By John Cary, Engraver." Two visual scales. Described in Winearls, Mapping Upper Canada 1780-1867, entry 35, p. 16: "Issued in J. Cary, New Universal Atlas (London: Printed for J. Cary 1808), [plate] no 53...; some copies have plate no pasted on; probably also issued separately; includes northern parts to James Bay; shows districts, cos, major places, and some roads such as Dundas St...." McMaster also has a later edition; see RMC_107380. Donated by Dr. John Morse, Sept. 1997.
A new map of Upper & Lower Canada, from the latest authorities
A new map of Upper & Lower Canada, from the latest authorities
Printed map. "By John Cary, Engraver". Two visual scales. Originally published in Cary's New Universal Atlas, 1811 edition. Described in Winearls, Mapping Upper Canada 1780-1867, entry 35 (2), p. 16. For an earlier edition, see RMC_107003. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
A new map of the Empire of Persia
A new map of the Empire of Persia
Printed map. "12th. May, 1794." Four visual scales.
A new map of the English empire in the ocean of America or West Indies
A new map of the English empire in the ocean of America or West Indies
Printed map. "Revis'd by I. Senex". "I. Harris Sculp." Sheet is comprised of insets: S Michaels or the Bridge Town; [Barbados]; [Bermudos]; A generall chart of the West Indies; [Tobago]; [Antego]; [St Christophers]; A new map of the Island of Jamaica, most humbly inscrib'd to the Right Honble. Thomas Earl of Stamford. &c.; and, The habour [sic] of Port Royall. Visual scales in English miles. Published in John Senex's A New General Atlas; containing a geographical and historical account of all the empires, kingdoms, and other dominions of the World... (London: Daniel Browne, 1721).
A new map of the Kingdom of Denmark with the Dutchy of Holstein &c. according the the newest observations
A new map of the Kingdom of Denmark with the Dutchy of Holstein &c. according the the newest observations
Printed map. "To her most Sacred Majesty Anne Queen of Great Britain &c. This map is humbly dedicated by Chr. Browne." "H Moll Sc." Visual scale [76 mm=40 English miles].
A new map of the Province of Quebec, according to the Royal Proclamation, of the 7th. of October 1763
A new map of the Province of Quebec, according to the Royal Proclamation, of the 7th. of October 1763
Printed map. "By Captain Carver, and other officers, in His Majesty's service." "Printed ... as the Act directs 16th. February 1776." Three visual scales [72 mm=100 British miles]. Prime meridian: London. Includes 4 inset maps: A particular survey of the Isles of Montreal; The City of Quebec; Course of the River St. Laurence, from la Valterie to Quebec, on a larger scale; and, Plan of Montreal, or Villemarie. Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
A new map of the countries extending from the Adriatic to the Gulf of Finland
A new map of the countries extending from the Adriatic to the Gulf of Finland
Printed map. "London, Printed by J. Cary, No.181 Strand, July 12. 1813." Shows waterways and roads. Acquired as part of the Lord Cholmondeley collection.
A new map of the province of lower Canada, describing all the seigneuries, townships, grants of land, &c.
A new map of the province of lower Canada, describing all the seigneuries, townships, grants of land, &c.
Printed map. "By Samuel Holland, esqr. surveyor general", "Published by James Wyld, geographer to her majesty." Second Edition. The differences between the third, 1835 state and the 1838 state are minor. In the imprint on the fourth state "Geographer to His Majesty" is changed to "Geographer to Her Majesty". The third state shows either the American or British claim to the boundary, whereas the 1838 state shows both claims. In addition, the boundary as determined by the King of Holland is also shown; however, it has not been coloured as have the other two. His decision concerning a boundary was rejected by the United States. Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection... S/300-1838, Volume 2, p.148: "This copy of Holland's important map of Lower Canada is the fourth state of the second edition. The first edition of the map was first published in 1802. As a result of the map's accuracy it was used extensively in the dispute concerning Canada's north-eastern boundary with the United States. Between 1802 and 1846, no less than eight revisions of the map appeared.
A new map of the western parts of Asia Minor
A new map of the western parts of Asia Minor
Printed map. "R. Spofforth Sculp:". Probably from an atlas by Edward Wells, A new sett of maps both of antient and present geography... [Oxford: Printed at the Theatre, 1701]. Visual scale [70 mm=60 English miles approximately]. On verso, handwritten number 31. Donated by Don Measner, August 2004.
A new mapp of America Septentrionale
A new mapp of America Septentrionale
Printed map. "Designed by Mousieur Sanson Geographer to the French King, and rendred into English, and illustrated by Richard Blome by His Majesties especiall command." Near lower left corner, "Francis Lamb Sculp". Includes inscription with crest in upper right corner. Described in The British Museum Catalogue of Printed Maps, Charts and Plans, volume 2, p. 880: "In: Blome (Richard) A Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World. 1670".
A new mapp of Magellan Straights discovered by Capt. John Narbrough
A new mapp of Magellan Straights discovered by Capt. John Narbrough
Printed map. "By John Thornton, Iohn Seller, William Fisher, James Atkinson, Iohn Colson." Visual scale [94 mm=60 English miles]. Includes inset, [Patagonvm Regio], and illustrations. Probably originally published in John Seller's Atlas Maritimus, or a Book of Charts, published 1675 and in various editions until 1710. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
A new mapp of the Kingdome of Ireland done from Sr William Petty's survey
A new mapp of the Kingdome of Ireland done from Sr William Petty's survey
Printed map. Title concludes with, "Wherin are severall perticuler corrections drawn by latter survey's never before published". Two visual scales [72 mm = 60 English miles approximately]. Below the publication statement appears a somewhat obscured "91". From Frederick de Wit's Atlas Major as described in Shirley, Maps in the Atlases of the British Library, entry T.WIT-2b, volume 1, p. 1041.
A new plan of the City of London and Borough of Southwark, exhibiting all the new streets, roads, &c.
A new plan of the City of London and Borough of Southwark, exhibiting all the new streets, roads, &c.
Printed map. "Drawn & engraved by Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to His Majesty." Visual scale [86 mm = 4 furlongs or 880 yards]. McMaster's copy is incomplete, being only the eastern half of the map. Acquired as part of the Lord Cholmondely collection.
A new pocket plan of the Cities of London & Westminster; with the borough of Southwark
A new pocket plan of the Cities of London & Westminster; with the borough of Southwark
Printed map. "Published by W. Faden, Geographer to the King and to the Prince of Wales". Visual scale [82 mm = 4 furlongs or 880 yards]. Note below scale bar: “The divisions on the Scale round the Plan are Miles and Furlongs from the Meridian and Parallel of St. Paul’s Church.” “The Limits of the City are Coloured Red.” Acquired as part of the Lord Cholmondely collection.

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