A Large Mapp of VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, PENSYLVANIA, East and West NEW JERSEY, & NEW YORK...
Origin: Europe, England, London
Black and white line engraving
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Barry, III, Mr. and Mrs. Macon F. Brock, Mr. and Mrs. David R. Goode, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad M. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Johnson, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Moorman, IV, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Roberts.
Acc. No. 2017-211
Inscription in cartouche reads: A Large Mapp of/ VIRGINIA,/ MARYLAND,/ PENSYLVANIA,/ East and West/ NEW JERSEY, &/ NEW YORK./ By Sam.l Thornton at the/ Signe of England Scotland and/ Ireland in the Minories/ LONDON.
Label:When mapmaker John Thornton died in 1708, he left his son his "Mapps, Charts, Copys, Books, Instruments, Copper graved Plates and all other things belonging to my Trade." It is thought that this particular map was taken by one of the plates. It appears to be a smaller, atlas-sized version of a four-sheet wall map of Virginia published by John Thornton and dedicated to Micajah Perry, a London merchant with strong conections to Virginia.
This copy was published in William C. Wooldridge, Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012), #92, p, 94.
Inscription(s):Manuscript notation in ink located in upper right corner: 75.