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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 pf 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

Thomas Jefferson's rare map of Virginia.

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

Size (not including margins): 59 x 59cm (23 x 23 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Original coloured in outline, folded as issued, upper and right margins trimmed to neatline..
Condition Rating: A+
References: Stephenson and McKee, p.92 II-23; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, p.209.

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.