|Title||New Map of North America, agreeable to the Latest Discoveries |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/G3300_179_N4.html |
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1790? |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed on left side:
"A New Map of North America, agreeable to the Latest Discoveries."
Includes old names for different regions such as "Quivira" for the Pacific Northwest and "Missouries" for the Midwest. Of note, the "River of the West" is shown extending from the Pacific Northwest into "Sioux" territory. The Missouri River is labeled "Missouri - Navigable 1300 miles". The mountains to the west of the headwaters of the Arkansas River are shown as the "Paduca" mountains.
Prime Meridian: London
[E 190 degrees-W 10 degrees/N 80 degrees-N 10 degrees]
Scale: c.a. 1:36, 000, 000
|Contextual Notes||Though the cartographer for this map is unknown, Thomas Conder (fl. 1775-1801) most likely engraved the map. Conder worked on a number of important atlases, most notably "Walpole's British Traveller" (1784), "Boswell's Antiquities of England and Wales" (1786) and Wilkinson's "General Atlas of the World" (1794). Though it is not known when this map was first published, it seems to have been published by Robert Wilkinson (fl. 1785-1825) in London in the "General Atlas of the World" in 1794 (Tooley, 128; Moreland and Bannister, 174; Wheat, 242; Louisiana State Museum, acc. 1997.078.050).|
The map illustrates the trend in mapmaking towards less ornate decoration by the close of the eighteenth century.
Source(s): LOUISiana Digital Library: A New Map of North America agreeable to the Latest Discoveries." Louisiana State Museum. 2008. Louisiana State Museum Website. 11 July 2008.
|Location Depicted||North America|
|Subjects (LCSH)||North America--Maps--Early works to 1800 |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP172 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G3300 179- N4 |
|Physical Description||22 x 28 cm. |
|Condition||Two parallel brown lines down left side of map. Light brown stains throughout right and center of map. Original call number written in pencil in upper right corner. Original accession information written in pencil above top edge of map. Tape used to repair vertical tears in top and bottom of map. Small puncture holes and small tears in left edge of leaf. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 600 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Acquisition||Written in pencil on top edge of map: Gdy 38 glenn N.W. 2630. |
|References||"LOUISiana Digital Library: A New Map of North America agreeable to the Latest Discoveries." Louisiana State Museum. 2008. Louisiana State Museum Website. 11 July 2008. http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/LHC&CISOPTR=146&CISOBOX=1&REC=1 .|