VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, PENNSILVANIA, East & West NEW JERSEY...
Origin: Great Britain, 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. 2017-214
Title in cartouche: "VIRGINIA,/ MARYLAND,/ PENNSILVANIA,/ East & West/ NEW JERSEY./ Sold by Jn.o Mount & Tho.s Page/ Tower Hill."
Label:John Thornton and William Fisher first published a version of this chart of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, which is based on Augustine Herrman's earlier map of the area, in 1689 in "The English Pilot". In 1743, publishers Mount and Page (who published the book after Thornton's death in 1708) re-engraved the map on a new plate - the older one being perhaps worn out from use - and published it again until 1794. The chart's longevity is a testament to its usefulness to mariners in the area who turned to this chart for over one hundred years.