|Title||America North and South and the West Indies; with the Atlantic Aethiopic and Pacific Oceans: herein are Distinguished All the Discoveries lately made by the English and the Spaniards |
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|Cartographer||Dunn, Samuel, d. 1794|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1794 |
|Place of Publication||England--London |
|Original Source||"A New Atlas of the Mundane System, or, Of Geography and Cosmography." Dunn, Samuel. London: Laurie and Whittle, 1794. |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in cartouche lower right corner:
"America North and South and the West indies; with the Atlantic, Aethiopic and Pacific Oceans: hereine are Distinguished All the Discoveries lately made by the English and the Spaniards. By Samuel Dunn. Mathematician. Published by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street London, as the Act directs. 12th. May, 1794."
Printed beneath cartouche in lower right corner:
Printed in upper right corner outside map's border:
Labels area north of California as "New Albion" and shows most of northwest portion of modern-day United States as "Quivira." Native American tribes, such as the Sioux, are shown to inhabit the Midwest region. Of note, a river in the northwest section of present day United States is shown running to the Pacific Ocean called "River of the West." The Nootka Sound is shown as well as the outline of Alaska's peninsula. Islands throughout the South Pacific are shown including the "Friendly Isles", "New Hebrides, ""New Caledonia" and "New Zealand."
Prime Meridian: Isle of Ferro.
Scale c.a. 1:60, 000, 000.
|Contextual Notes||Samuel Dunn (d. 1794) was a London mathematician, publisher and mathematics teacher. His works include: "Directory for East Indies" (1767), "General Atlas" for Sayer and Jefferys (1768), "New Atlas of Mundane System" (1774), "American Military Pocket Atlas" (1776), maps for Gregory (1779), "World" in two sheets (1780-1), and "England and Wales" (1788) (Tooley, 180).|
This map was first published in Dunn's "A New Atlas of the Mundane System."
Source(s): Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
|Category||Exploration and Discovery|
|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||MAP094 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G3290 1794 D8 |
|Physical Description||31 x 45 cm. |
|Condition||Original call number written in ink on lower left corner on label. Original call number written in pencil in upper right corner. Written in pencil in upper left corner: "1794." Acquisition information written in pencil on left edge of map. Has binder's guard. Some color has bled through to verso. Written on verso in pencil in upper right corner: "10/0." Written in pencil at top of verso in middle: "1794." Platemark visible around map's borders. |
|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 NW. |