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A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina : comprehending the river Ohio, and all the rivers, which fall into it; part of the river Mississippi, the whole of the Illinois River, Lake Erie; part of the lakes Huron, Michigan &c. and all the country bordering on these lakes and rivers

Published in November 1778, Hutchins' map was the first to display in detail the area west of the Appalachian Mountains and east of the Mississippi River. Hutchins based his map on first-hand observations of the area, and surveyed parts of the region himself. He also included descriptions of the natural features, plant-life and animals found in the region, known as "trans-Appalachia.

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Creator

Hutchins, Thomas, 1730-1789

Engraver

Cheevers, T.

Date

1778

Name on Item

by Thos. Hutchins ;engrav'd by T. Cheevers.

Publisher

T. Hutchins

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:1,300,000]

Language

English

Location

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Collection (local)

Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection at Mount Vernon

Subjects
  • Ohio River Valley--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Mississippi River Valley--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Mississippi River
  • North and Central America
  • Ohio River
  • United States
Extent

1 map : hand col. ; 91 x 107 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
  • Relief shown pictorially and by hachures.
  • Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London.
  • Includes historical and descriptive notes.

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