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A new map of Virginia from the best authorities, 1761

 Item — Drawer: 122 : L : 3, Section: 3
Identifier: 2020-SC-024-004
A new map of Virginia from the best authorities
A new map of Virginia from the best authorities

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The collection contains 26 maps of the New World, dating 1541-1778, which illustrate the progression of European geographic knowledge about Virginia and North America from the 16th through the 18th centuries


  • 1761


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, hand colored ; 23 x 18 cm, on sheet 27 x 21 cm

Language of Materials


Materials Specific Details

Scale [ca. 1:2,500,000] (W 82⁰--W 76⁰/N 40⁰--N 37⁰). British Statue Miles. Prime Meridian: London and Philadelphia. Notes "Deg.W.Long. from London" in bottom right corner and "Deg.W. from Philadelphia" on top left corner. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Includes cartouche, "A New Map of Virginia from the best Authorities by T.Kitchin Geog". Oriented north to the top. Includes note "For the Lond:Mag:" on top margin.


London : London Magazine : T. Kitchin Geog., 1761

Repository Details

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

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121