Map of the Middle States of America. Comprehends New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the Territory N.W. of Ohio.
15 x 18.5 in (38.1 x 46.99 cm)
1 : 2100000
This is a scarce and beautiful 1794 map of the middle states of the United States, including New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia by John Russell. This Revolutionary War era map covers from the Hudson River Westward to include Fort Miami and Fort Washington. An inset of Long Island in included near the top border of the map. Identifies several Indian villages, forts, mines, rivers, towns and a host of additional topographical features. Early regions in south eastern Ohio, including the Seven Ranges, Army Lands, Indiana, Donation Lands from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Colonel Simmes and Ohio Company are noted, along with towns such as Morgans Town, Lick Town, Kill Buck Town, Wills Town, New Comers Town, Beaver Town, Salt Lick Town and Hurricane Toms are identified. Fort Washington on the Ohio River is also noted. This map was issued in William Winterbotham's 1795 issue of An Historical, geographical, commercial, and philosophical view of the American United States 1795.
John Russell (c. 1750 - 1829) was a British cartographer active in London during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Russell apprenticed as a goldsmith under William Palmer before turning to engraving and printing. He drew maps and engraved for several major publishers of his period including Alexander Dalrymple, Benjamin Henry, Robert Sayer, John Moore, and William Guthrie. Russell's 10 apprentices included such prominent cartographers as Alexander Findlay and Samuel Clapp. Russell was based on Constitution Row Grays Inn Lane, Middlesex (London).
Winterbotham, William, An Historical, geographical, commercial, and philosophical view of the American United States (London, J. Ridgway [et al.]), 1795.
Good, some creasing and verso repairs. Repaired split and tear, upper left quadrant, extending into title area.
Phillips (America) 870. Phillips (Atlases) 1363, no. 6. Streeter, F. B., Michigan Bibliography: A partical Catalogue of Books, Maps,…, Vol 2, no. 7122.