A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia Containing the Whole Province of Maryland and Part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina
London: Printed for Robt. Sayer
1 map hand colored 77 x 124 cm. on 2 sheets each 55 x 130 cm.; Scale: ca. 1:650,000.
Description from "Maryland from the Willard Hackerman Map Collection" George Peabody Library Exhibit Oct. 9, 2018 - March 16, 2018: "In 1750, acting Governor of Maryland, Lewis Burwell, commissioned Joshua Fry and Perter Jefferson, father of Thomas Jefferson, to survey much of the territory west of Virginia and Maryland. This is the first map to accurately depict the parallel ridges of the Appalachian Mountains to the west. Scholars have studied the colonial hierarchies represented in the cartouche, which depicts the English tobacco trade. In this wharf scene, the first tier of power lies in the dedication to the Earl of Halifax, chief official in England. The seated plantation owner is next, surrounded by merchants assessing his stock. Finally, beneath them all, are the slave laborers and a young boy serving the plantation owner a glass of wine."