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A map of the most inhabited part of New England : containing the provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire, with the colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island, divided into counties and townships : the whole composed from actual surveys and its situation adjusted by astronomical observations

This large, detailed map of New England was compiled by Braddock Mead (alias John Green), and first published by Thomas Jefferys in 1755. Green was an Irish translator, geographer, and editor, as well as one of the most talented British map-makers at mid-century. The map was re-published at the outset of the American Revolution, as it remained the most accurate and detailed survey of New England. Of interest are engraved double lines found beneath certain place-names, including Boston. These lines indicate cities whose longitude had been calculated with the aid of the newly invented marine chronometer.

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Creator

Jefferys, Thomas, d. 1771

Date

1774

Publisher

Thos. Jefferys

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:440,000]

Language

English

Location

Private Collection

Collection (local)

Mapping Boston Collection

Subjects
  • New England--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • New England
  • North and Central America
  • United States
Extent

1 map on 2 sheets : hand col. ; 104 x 98 cm.

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
Notes
  • 4th state (LC).
  • 3rd edition (Stevens & Tree).
  • Prime meridians: London and Ferro.
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Includes compilation data and insets of "A plan of the town of Boston" and "A plan of Boston Harbor from an accurate survey," ca. 1:150,000.

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