Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland Dressée sur la Grande Carte Angloise de Mrs. Josué Fry et Pierre Jefferson. Joshua Fry, Peter Jefferson.

Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland Dressée sur la Grande Carte Angloise de Mrs. Josué Fry et Pierre Jefferson

Paris: 1755. First state, with the name of the engraver Elisabeth Haussard beneath the cartouche; the Fairfax Grant including the Northern Neck and the large area to the Northwest of it marked as "Limites du Lord Fairfax" along the diagonal straight line in the Northwest; and a portion of the Pennsylvania border running North-South (upper left). Plate mark 19 3/8"x 25 3/4" Center fold, as issued; minor offsetting on right. Item #016153

This is the French edition of the iconic Fry-Jefferson map--arguably the most important eighteenth century map of the region. Peter Jefferson was Thomas's father. Due to the rarity and value of the large four-sheet English version ($35,000+), the first state of the French version is the earliest ( relatively) affordable map to show the interior of Virginia beyond the Tidewater with any accuracy. References: Pedley, Bel et Utile: The Work of the Robert de Vaugondy Family of Map Makers, 470 state 1; Phillips, A List of Atlases in the Library of Congress, 5982; Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America, 1432; Swem, Maps Relating to Virginia, 184.Stephenson and McKee , Virginia in Maps, p. 83.

Price: $6,000.00

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