Map of America or The New World wherein are introduced All The Known Parts of the Western Hemisphere From the Map of D'Anville; with the necessary alterations, and the addition of the Discoveries made since the Year 1761.
|Title||Map of America or The New World wherein are introduced All The Known Parts of the Western Hemisphere From the Map of D'Anville; with the necessary alterations, and the addition of the Discoveries made since the Year 1761. |
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|Cartographer||Faden, William, 1749-1836|
Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d', 1697-1782
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1797 |
|Publisher||Faden, William 1749-1836|
|Place of Publication||England--London |
|Original Source||"General Atlas." Faden, William. London: William Faden, 1811. |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in cartouche upper left corner:
" Map of America of The New World wherein are introduced All The Known Parts of the Western Hemisphere From the Map of D'Anville; with the necessary alterations, and the addition of the Discoveries made since the Year 1761. London. Published by W. Faden, Geographer to the King and to H.R. H. The Prince of Wales. Charing - Cross. April 12th 1797."
Printed beneath border in lower right corner:
"Wm. Palmer Sculp."
Printed above cartouche in upper left corner:
"O Rare Columbus."
Printed in right corner along border:
"Nb. Although the Acores and Cape Verd Islands lie within this Western Hemisphere, they are reckoned among the African Isles situated in the Old World, or Eastern Hemisphere."
Shows Bering Strait between modern-day Alaska and Russia. Also displays New Zealand as "New Zeeland." The "United States" is shown in green while the blue area adjacent to it is marked as "Western Territory." The rest of North America is divided into "Louisiana, " "New Mexico, " and "Canada." "Quivira" is labeled in the northwest region of North America. Of note, Greenland is shown as connected to North America. Title cartouche is decorated with a snake wrapping itself around grass.
Prime Meridian: Ferro Island.
Scale c.a. 1:40, 000, 000.
|Contextual Notes||William Faden (1750-1836) was a publisher and cartographer. He was also Geographer to His Majesty and the Prince of Wales. He lived in Charing Cross in London as of 1802. He worked with and then succeeded Thomas Jefferys in 1771. He worked under the firm name, Jefferys and Faden from 1773 to 1783. He was then succeeded by J. Wyld the elder in 1823 (Tooley 201). Faden produced some of the best nineteenth century maps. His main interest was in the production of maps of North America. He also produced a number of large and smaller regional maps by customer order (Moreland and Bannister, 173). His works include: Mitchell's "North American" (1755), "World" (1775), Ratzer's "Plan New York" (1776), "North American Atlas" (1776), "British colonies in North America" (1777, reissued to 1820), "General Atlas" (1778), "Roads of Great Britain" (1781), "United States of North America" (1785), published surveys of Knight and Dessiou (1790-1816), "Battles of American Revolution" (1793), "Petit Neptune Francais" (1793), "Atlas Minimus" (1798), "Ottoman Dominions" (1822) and early Ordnance Survey Maps (Tooley, 201; Moreland and Bannister, 173).|
William Palmer was an engraver. He worked for Ellis on the "English Atlas" (1766), Dalrymple in 1774, Faden from 1784 to 1803, Wilkinson in 1808, and for Cook on "New Caledonia" (1777). He also worked on Sayer's "World" (1792), Faden's "Atlas Minimus" (1798), and Laurie and Whittle's "World" (1800) (Tooley, 487).
This particular map was first published by Faden in 1797. According to Henry Wagner, the map shows discoveries made by Dixon but not Vancouver. The naming of places seems to come from the explorers, Cook, Dixon, Duncan and Meares. Faden's map uses much of its information from Henry Roberts' 1794 map, "Chart of the N. W. coast of America…" (Wagner, 362, entry 836).
Source(s): ""Louisiana State Museum Map Database. Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
Stevens, Henry and Roland Tree. "Comparative Cartography." In "The Mapping of America." Ed. by Ronald Vere Tooley. London: Holland Press, 1985. 41-108.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
Wagner, Henry R. "The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the year 1800 Volume 2." Berkeley: University of California Press, 1937.
|Location Depicted||Western Hemisphere|
|Subjects (LCSH)||America--Maps--Early works to 1800 |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP092 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G3290 1797 F3 |
|Physical Description||51 x 57 cm. |
|Condition||Original call number in lower left corner of leaf on label in ink. Old call number written in pencil in upper right corner. Has binder's guard. Repair of tear from bottom edge. Stain in upper right corner of map shows where cartouche in upper left corner has formed a reverse imprint on upper right corner. Acquisition information written in pencil on left border of map. On verso, number "49" printed in upper right corner, though cut off at edge. Old call number written in bottom left corner on verso. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 400 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Acquisition||Written in pencil on left edge: 9fl23 Museum Bk store. Central S. E. 10/0. |
|References||Stevens and Tree, 50, entry 2. Wagner, entry 836. |