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Virginia by Thomas Jefferson 1787

Thomas Jefferson, while serving as the American minister in Paris, prepared in 1786 a detailed draft of a map of Virginia and its neighboring states to accompany his Notes on the State of Virginia. Jefferson writes about this map: "The country on the eastern side of the Alleganey Mountains, is taken from Fry and Jefferson's Map of Virginia and Scull's Map of Pennsylvania ... that on the western side of the Alleganey, is taken from Hutchins ... additions have been made, where they could be made on sure ground." This is the only printed map attributed to Thomas Jefferson.


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A Map of the country between Albemarle Sound, and Lake Erie, comprehending the whole of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pensylvania, with parts of several other of the United States of America.

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Item Number:  27301
Category:  Antique maps > America > North America
References: Stephenson and McKee - p.92 II-23; Schwartz-Ehrenberg - p.209

Old, antique map of Virginia by Thomas Jefferson.

Title: A Map of the country between Albemarle Sound, and Lake Erie, comprehending the whole of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pensylvania, with parts of several other of the United States of America.

Date of the first edition: 1787.
Date of this map: 1787.

Size (not including margins): 590 x 590mm (23.23 x 23.23 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Original coloured in outline, folded as issued, upper and right margins trimmed to neatline.
Condition Rating: A+.

From: Thomas Jefferson, Observations sur la Virginie. Paris, Barrois, 1786 (i.e., 1787).

Thomas Jefferson, while serving as the American minister in Paris, prepared in 1786 a detailed draft of a map of Virginia and its neighboring states to accompany his Notes on the State of Virginia. Jefferson writes about this map: "The country on the eastern side of the Alleganey Mountains, is taken from Fry and Jefferson's Map of Virginia and Scull's Map of Pennsylvania ... that on the western side of the Alleganey, is taken from Hutchins ... additions have been made, where they could be made on sure ground." This is the only printed map attributed to Thomas Jefferson.