The STATE of / VIRGINIA / from the best Authorities. / 1799

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
map
date made
1799
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/2 in x 11 in; 21.59 cm x 27.94 cm
overall: 8 1/4 in x 10 1/2 in; 20.955 cm x 26.67 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
PH*317827
catalog number
317827
accession number
231759
subject
Prints from the Physical Sciences Collection
Measuring & Mapping
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Prints from the Physical Sciences Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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