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A topographical description of such parts of North America as are contained in the (annexed) map of the middle British colonies & in North America.

Author: Thomas PownallLewis EvansChristopher GistHarry GordonJohn AlmonAll authors
Publisher: London: : Printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington House, in Piccadilly., MDCCLXXVI. [1776]
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Genre/Form: Early works
Maps
Early works to 1800
Maps Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Pownall; Lewis Evans; Christopher Gist; Harry Gordon; John Almon; James Turner
OCLC Number: 1541340
Notes: The map has title: "A map of the middle British colonies in North America. First published by Mr. Lewis Evans of Philadelphia in 1755; and since corrected and improved, as also extended, with the addition of New England, and bordering parts of Canada: from actual surveys now lying at the Board of trade. By T. Pownall MP. with a topographical description of such parts of North America as are contained in this map. Printed & published according to Act of Parliament for J. Almon in Piccadilly, London. March 25th. 1776. Engraved by Jas. Turner in Philadelphia."
This map is an updated version of Lewis Evans' important 1755 "Map of the Middle British Colonies in North America," using the original plate engraved by James Turner with revisions and adding an eastern extension to cover New England; and Pownall's "Topographical Description" which describes the areas contained in the updated map;
The original map was published at Philadelphia in 1755 in connection with a pamphlet by Evans having the following title: Geographical, historical, political, philosophical and mechanical essays. The first, containing An analysis of A general map of the middle British colonies in America ... The "Topographical description", in addition to the map, includes numerous extracts from this essay of Evans.
Map scale ca. 1:2,350,000; prime meridian: London and Philadelphia; relief shown pictorially. Includes text, list of townships, distance charts, and inset "A sketch of the remaining part of Ohio R. &c."
Signatures: [a]² b²(-b2) A-L² M²(-M2), ²A-D².
The final 16 pages contain six important appendices of writings by explorers in the region plus parts of Evans' original essay on his 1755 edition of the map; and have separate pagination and register.
Appendix: I. The account of Capt. Anthony Van Schaick of the ground between the entrance of lake Chaplain at Crown point, and the mouth of Otter creek -- II. Captain Anthony Van Schaik's journal, 1756 -- III. Captain Hobb's account of the way from No. 4. in New Hampshire, to the mouth of Otter creek -- IV. Extracts from the journal of Captain Harry Gordon...who was sent from Fort Pitt on the River Ohio, down the said River, & c. to Illinois, in 1766 -- V. Extract from Mr. Lewis Evans' journal. 1743 -- VI. A journal of Christopher Gist's journey.
Printed marginalia.
Library copy: Large paper copy. Edges untrimmed. Map hand-colored in outline.
Description: vi, 46, 16 p., [1] folded leaf of plates : map ; 42 cm (fol.)
Responsibility: by T. Pownall, M.P. Late governor, &c. &c. of His Majesty's provinces of Massachusetts Bay and South Carolina, and lieutenant governor of New Jersey.

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