Skip to main content

[A map of part of Pennsylvania & Maryland intended to shew, at one view, the several places proposed for opening a communication between the waters of the Delaware & Chesopeak Bays], 1771

 Item — Drawer: 122 : L : 3, Section: 4
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-083

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection contains approximately 300 rare printed maps, unique manuscript maps, and published texts collected by Richard H. Brown, which pertain to the American Revolutionary War era.


  • 1771


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library’s Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.


1 Sheets : 1 map ; 33 x 42 cm.

Language of Materials



Richard Arkway, 26 July 2004.

Related references

Wheat & Brun. Maps and charts (2nd ed.), 300

Additional details

Scale [ca. 1:490,000]. Shows area of mouth of Delaware River and head of Chesapeake Bay with proposed new roads identified. Accompanies "An abstract of Sundry papers and propasals for improving the inland navigation of Pennsylvania and Maryland" in Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. At upper right: Plate VII, fig 1. Includes illustration of a machine for cutting files, labeled Fig. 2.


Some foxing at edges, loss to right margin, offsetting.

Reference numbers

Client reference #104; WAG #289263


Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society, 1771

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121