Craven County Digital History Exhibit

Lewis. The State of North Carolina from the best Authorities (1795) 

Accession Number TP.1986.055.019

Title

Map: “The State of North Carolina from the best Authorities…”

 

Maker

Artist/ cartographer: Samuel Lewis

Engraver:  John Vallance

Printer/ publisher: Mathew Carey

 

Material

Laid paper, ink, watercolor

 

Origin

[Pennsylvania, Philadelphia]

 

Date:

 1795

 

Dimensions:

Print cropped to neat lines.

Image: 11” X 18 3/8”

 

Description:

Hand-colored, engraved map: The State of NORTH CAROLINA from the best Authorities &c. by Samuel Lewis.  Engraved by Vallance. [cartouche]

 

Source:

Gift

 

Relation:

Map includes a notation on the placement of “Gov. H[ouse]” at New Bern

 

Comments:

A native of Scotland, engraver John Vallance (c. 1770-1823) was active in Philadelphia from 1791 until his death in 1823. His partnerships included Thackara & Vallance (1791-1797) and Tanner, Vallance, Kearney & Co. (1817-1819).

 

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: November 20, 2014

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