Craven County Digital History Exhibit

Unknown. A New and Accurate Map of North Carolina (c1765) 

Accession Number TP.1959.035.001

Title

Map: “A New and Accurate Map of North Carolina in North America

 

Maker

Artist/ cartographer: unknown

Engraver: unknown

Printer/ publisher: unknown

 

Material

Laid paper, ink

 

Origin

England

 

Date:

c. 1765

 

Dimensions:

Paper trimmed to the neat lines across top and bottom on partially on the lower right side.

Image: 10 9/16” X 13 7/8”

 

Description:

Hand-colored, engraved map: A New and Accurate Map of North Carolina in North America. [cartouche]

 

Source:

Ex coll.: Mrs. James Edwin Latham. Gift

 

Relation:

The map depicts North Carolina from the coast to Anson, Mecklenburg and Rowan Counties. At the top is a portion of Virginia and in the lower left-hand corner is a part of South Carolina. In the lower right-hand corner, under the cartouche, is a landscape with trees.

 

Comments:

The map is heavily stained with the residue of tape adhesive

 

Language:

En

 

Rights:

Permission to use the photograph must be obtained in writing from Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, New Bern, North Carolina. It must be accompanied by the caption” From the collection of Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, New Bern, North Carolina; North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archive and History.”

Map Image:

 


Images scanned by Dean Knight
Text prepared by Nancy Richards and Victor T. Jones, Jr.

Last edited: August 19, 2009

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