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The American Atlas; Or, a Geographical Description of the Whole Continent of America: Wherein Are Delineated at Large, Its Several Regions, Countries, States, and Islands; And Chiefly the British Colonies

Engraved on 48 copper-plates, by Thomas Jefferys and others
Format
Map; Atlas; Online
Published
London, : Printed and sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, map and print sellers, No. 53, Fleet-Street., MDCCLXXV. [1775]
Language
English
Variant Title
Geographic description of the whole continent of America
Cartographic Info
Scales vary.
Contents
  • Maps: 1-3. Braddock Mead (alias John Green). A Chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with the nearest coasts of Europe, Africa and Asia." Published 10 June 1775. Six sheets joined into three
  • 4. Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg. "The Russian Discoveries." Published 2 March 1775. One sheet.
  • 5 & 6. Emanuel Bowen and John Gibson. "An Accurate Map of North America Describing and distinguishing the British and Spanish Dominions ... Concluded at Paris 10th July 1763 " Published 2 July 1775. Four sheets joined into two.
  • 7. Thomas Jefferys. "North America from the French of Mr. D'Anville." Published 10 June 1775. One sheet.
  • 8. Samuel Dunn. "A Map of the British Empire in North America." Published 10 January 1774. One sheet.
  • 9. Thomas Jefferys. "An Exact Chart of the River St. Laurence from Fort Frontenac to the Island of Anticosti." Published 25 May 1775. Two sheets joined into one.
  • 10. "A Chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence..." Published 25 March 1775. One sheet.
  • 11. "A Map of the Island of St. John in the Gulf of St. Laurence." Published 6 April 1775. One sheet.
  • 12. James Cook and Michael Lane. "A General Chart of the Island of Newfoundland." Published 10 May 1775. One sheet.
  • 13. James Cook and others [Chabert and Fleurieu]. "A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland." Published 25 March 1775. One sheet.
  • 14. Thomas Jefferys. "A New Map of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island with the adjacent parts of New England and Canada." Published 15 June 1775. One sheet.
  • 15 & 16. Braddock Mead (alias John Green). "A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England." Published 29 November 1774. Four sheets joined into two.
  • 17. Samuel Holland. "The Provinces of New York and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania and the Province of Quebec." Published 16 June 1775. Two sheets joined into one.
  • 18. Lewis Evans. "A general Map of the Middle British Colonies in America." Published 15 June 1775. One sheet.
  • 19. William Scull. "A Map of Pennsylvania Exhibiting not only the Improved Parts of the Province but also its Extensive Frontiers." Published 10 June 1775. Two sheets joined into one.
  • 20 & 21. Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson. "A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia containing the whole Province of Maryland with Part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina." N.d. Four sheets joined into two.
  • 22 & 23. Henry Mouzon. "An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina with their Indian Frontiers." Published 30 May 1775. Four sheets joined into two.
  • 24. Thomas Jefferys. "The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana." Published 20 February 1775. Two sheets joined into one.
  • 25. Lieut. Ross. "Course of the River Mississipi... Taken from the Expedition to Illinois in the latter end of the year 1765." Published 1 June 1775. Two sheets joined into one.
  • 26. Thomas Jefferys. "The Bay of Honduras." Published 20 February 1775. One sheet.
  • 27 & 28. J.B.B. D'Anville. "A Map of South America..." Published 20 September 1775. Four sheets joined into two.
  • 29. Juan de la Cruz Cano y Olmedilla (and improved from the observations and surveys of Captns. Byron, Wallis and Carteret and compared with those of Monsr. de Bougainville). "A Chart of the Straits of Magellan." Published 1 July 1775. One sheet.
Description
[4] p., 29 sheets : 22 maps (all folding or double-page except one), copperplate engraving, hand-colored in outline ; 57 cm (fol.)
Notes
  • First edition, with most maps dated 1775; and one dated 1774.
  • Letterpress title and index leaf, otherwise engraved throughout.
  • 22 engraved maps on 29 sheets (all folding or double-page except for one single-page) by Henry Mouzon, Joshua Fry & Peter Jefferson, William Scull, Thomas Jefferys, Samuel Holland and others; all mounted on guards.
  • Comprehensive, detailed and accurate survey of the American colonies at the beginning of the Revolution.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Bound in marbled paper covered boards. Calf backstrip and corners. Provenance: Bibliotheca Hiberiana (ink-stamp) on back flyleaf. Tracy W. McGregor Library, American History Collection. This copy recataloged through a generous grant from the McGregor Fund.
Cited in
Cumming, W.P. Southeast in early maps, entry 449, 450
English short title catalogue, entry N29928
Howes, W. U.S.iana, 1650-1950 (1962 edition), entry J81
Kershaw, K.A. Early printed maps of Canada, entry 745
Phillips, P.L. List of geographical atlases in the Library of Congress, entry 1165
Stevens, H. Comparative cartography, entry 4(d), 49(b), 51(c), 53(a), 76(d), 66(h), 33(e), 44(b), 87(f), 11(a), 26(b), 31(b)
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