The STATE of VIRGINIA from the best Authorities. 1799

This map extends from lat. 36°15' to 41° north, and from 75°15' to 83°30' west of London; and from 15' east to 8°30' west of Philadelphia. It has a scale of American statute miles. The text at bottom reads “Engraved for New Encyclopaedia—Published by I. Low, New York.”
This appeared in The New and Complete American Encyclopaedia (New York: Printed and Published by John Low, No. 33 Chatham Street, [1805-1811]). A similar map (or perhaps an earlier state of this map) appeared in John Payne, A New and Complete System of Universal Geography (New York: Printed For, and Sold By John Low, Book-Seller, At the Shakespeares Head, No. 332 Water-Street, 1798-[1800]), volume 4, facing page 385.
John Low (1760-1809) was a printer and publisher in New York.
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United States: New York, New York
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paper (overall material)
overall: 8 1/2 in x 11 in; 21.59 cm x 27.94 cm
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