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Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland, 1755

 Item — Container: Drawer 122 : L : 7, Section: 2
Identifier: 2020-SC-024-012
Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland
Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland

Scope and Contents

"Originally published in 1753, the Fry-Jefferson map was the most accurate map of Virginia at that time. This French version was printed at the beginning of the French and Indian War, which began when Governor Robert Dinwiddie ordered George Washington and his Virginia troops to drive the French off British-claimed land. Most of the indigenous names featured in John Smith’s map are gone, replaced by Anglo-American settlements." -- Mapping the “New World”: Highlights from the Paul Schott Stevens Collection


  • 1755


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1 Sheets : 1 map ; hand colored ; 65 x 49 cm, on sheet 67 x 51 cm

Language of Materials


Materials Specific Details

Scale [ca. 1:870,000] (W 80⁰30ʹ--W 74⁰30ʹ/N 40⁰00ʹ--N 36⁰20ʹ). Scale listed as "Mille pas geometriques de 60 au degre. Lieues marines d'Angleterre de 20 au degre. Milles de 69 au degre". Relief shown pictorially. Cardinal points marked "Septentrion, Orient, Midi, Occident". Includes title cartouche, "Carte De La Virginie Et Du Maryland, Dressee sur la grande carte Angloisede Mrs. Josue Fry et Pierre Jefferson, Par le Sr. Robert de Vaugondy Geographe ordinaire du Roi, Avec Privlege, 1755". Name listed "Groux".

Created / Published

Paris : Giles Robert de Vaugondy, 1755

Repository Details

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

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121