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Mead, Braddock [John Green] 
A MAP OF THE MOST INHABITED PART OF NEW ENGLAND CONTAINING THE PROVINCES OF MASSACHUSETS [SIC.] BAY AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, WITH THE COLONIES OF CONECTICUT [SIC.] AND RHODE ISLAND, DIVIDED INTO COUNTIES AND TOWNSHIPS: THE WHOLE COMPOSED FROM ACTUAL SURVEYS AND ITS SITUATION ADJUSTED BY ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS. LONDON: THOMAS JEFFERYS, 29 NOVEMBER 1774
Estimate
3,5005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 USD
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Mead, Braddock [John Green] 
A MAP OF THE MOST INHABITED PART OF NEW ENGLAND CONTAINING THE PROVINCES OF MASSACHUSETS [SIC.] BAY AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, WITH THE COLONIES OF CONECTICUT [SIC.] AND RHODE ISLAND, DIVIDED INTO COUNTIES AND TOWNSHIPS: THE WHOLE COMPOSED FROM ACTUAL SURVEYS AND ITS SITUATION ADJUSTED BY ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS. LONDON: THOMAS JEFFERYS, 29 NOVEMBER 1774
Estimate
3,5005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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Mead, Braddock [John Green] 
A MAP OF THE MOST INHABITED PART OF NEW ENGLAND CONTAINING THE PROVINCES OF MASSACHUSETS [SIC.] BAY AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, WITH THE COLONIES OF CONECTICUT [SIC.] AND RHODE ISLAND, DIVIDED INTO COUNTIES AND TOWNSHIPS: THE WHOLE COMPOSED FROM ACTUAL SURVEYS AND ITS SITUATION ADJUSTED BY ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS. LONDON: THOMAS JEFFERYS, 29 NOVEMBER 1774
Copper-engraved map (joined: 42 x 39 3/4 in.; 1,066 x 1,009 mm), on two sheets, contemporary full hand-color. 

A few stray spots, generally fine.


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Literature

Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green" Imago Mundi, VIII (1951) p. 69; Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America pp.45-47; Degrees of Latitude 35; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 774.4 and cf. 755.19 (first edition/state); Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies 1650-1789 799; Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" in Tooley, Mapping of America 33(e)

Catalogue Note

The largest and most detailed map of New England that had yet been published, and one of the great maps of the east coast of America, by one of the greatest figures in 18th-century cartography: "Mead's contributions to cartography stand out ... At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards" (Cumming, p.47).

THIS IS THE GRANDEST, MOST ACCURATE AND DETAILED MAP OF NEW ENGLAND PRODUCED DURING THE BRITISH COLONIAL PERIOD.

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York