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Moseley Map, 1733

(Map Collection #MC0017)

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Title: Moseley Map
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: "A New and Correct Map of the Province of North Carolina by Edward Moseley, late surveyor general of the said province 1733," showing settlements, inhabitants, soil conditions, rivers, and principal products, with insets showing "Port Brunswick or Cape Fear Harbour," "Port Beaufort or Topsail Inlet," "Ocacock (Ocracoke) Inlet," "Explanation," and "Directions for Ocacock (Ocracoke) Inlet". Imperial folio sheets, pasted on linen backing (probably in 18th century) with some insect damage and repairs, and some loss of information. Framed dimensions: 50-1/4" x 62-1/2". Scale: 1" = 5 miles. Matted and framed. (On Display in Search Room)

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Accessions Information

November 10, 1982, 1 container, 1 item; "A New and Correct Map of the Province of North Carolina by Edward Moseley, late surveyor general of the said province 1733," showing settlements, inhabitants, soil conditions, rivers, and principal products, with insets showing "Port Brunswick or Cape Fear Harbour," "Port Beaufort or Topsail Inlet," "Ocacock (Ocracoke) Inlet," "Explanation," and "Directions for Ocacock (Ocracoke) Inlet" . Imperial folio sheets, pasted on linen backing (probably in 18th century) with some insect damage and repairs, and some loss of information. Framed dimensions: 50-1/4" x 62-1/2". Scale: 1" = 5 miles. Donor: Mrs. John W. (Dorothy) Graham.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Moseley Map (#MC0017), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. John W. (Dorothy) Graham

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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The first map of NC to be based mainly on actual exploration or surveys, rather than reports. Gift of Mrs. Graham, dated 10/11/1982. Once owned by Mr. Hugh Williamson Collins of Edenton (1863). ECU's copy of the map is the only known original print of this historic map currently extant in the United States. The Public Record Office and the Eton College Library, in England, have copies but they are in poor condition. A reproduction of the map, made from a copy in the NC State Archives, may be found in Inglis Fletcher Papers #21.m.40 (in 8 sections). Reduced reproductions of the map may be purchased through the Joyner Library Development Office. For more information, see: Cumming, William P., The Southeast in Early Maps (Princeton, 1958) and North Carolina in Maps (Raleigh, 1966).

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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