The States of Maryland and Delaware from the latest surveys. 1799.
1799 (dated) 8 x 9.5 in (20.32 x 24.13 cm)
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This is a 1799 John Payne map of Maryland and Delaware. The map depicts the Chesapeake Bay region from Fort Cumberland on the Potomac River to Delaware Bay and New Jersey and from Philadelphia to Watkins Point. An inset map tracks the Potomac even further west from Fort Cumberland. The map includes several rivers aside from the Potomac, such as the Susquehanna and Delaware as well as innumerable tributaries. Roads and cities are depicted, including Washington, D.C. The map also labels the counties in the area.
This example was engraved by John Anderson and John Scoles. It was published in John Payne's New Encyclopaedia by John Low of New York.
John Payne (fl. c. 1780 - c. 1800) was a little known American cartographer and map publisher working in New York and Philadelphia in the last years of the 19th century. He is a somewhat mysterious figure of which little is known, but his work is important as one of the first examples of American commercial cartography. His most important work is the 1798-9 issue of Payne's New and Complete Universal Geography.
Payne, J., A New and Complete System of Universal Geography (New York: Low), 1798-1800.
Very good. Remargined with some repaired loss. Light water stain on left side.
Wheat, J.C., and Brun, C. F., Maps and Charts Published in America before 1800; a Bibliography,519.