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A chart of the Gulf Stream, 1786

 Item — Drawer: 122 : L : 3, Section: 3
Identifier: 2020-SC-024-001
A chart of the Gulf Stream
A chart of the Gulf Stream

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


  • 1786


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 ; uncolored ; 21 x 26 cm, on sheet 26 x 40 cm

Language of Materials


Related Materials

Also appears in the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, 1786.

Materials Specific Details

Scale [ca. 1:38,000,000]. Includes inset of North Atlantic and text in left margin,"Remarks upon the Navigation from Newfoundland to New York in order to avoid the Gulf Stream" by Benjamin Franklin. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Includes illustrations. Oriented north to the top, with latitude and longitude lines. Contains note in upper right margin, "plate 5" and in lower margin, "facing page 315". Name on item, James Poupard, Sculp.


Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin and American Philosophical Society, James Poupard, Sculp., 1786

Repository Details

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

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121