Carte Particuliere de L'Amerique Septentrionale Map, 1737

Map Collection #MC0025

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Title: Carte Particuliere de L'Amerique Septentrionale Map
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Map (ca.1737) of the British Empire in American with the French, Spanish and the Dutch Settlements Adjacent Thereto, by Henry Popple issued by I. Covens and C. Mortier, Amsterdam, extending from Cuba to North Carolina (5- 55. North Latitude; 47- 107 West Longitude). 20 x 18.75 x .125 inches. Full and vivid original color.

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September 6, 2002, 1 item, 0.03 cubic feet; Carte Particuliere de L'Amerique Septentrionale, by Henry Popple, a map (ca.1737) of North America extending from Cuba to North Carolina (5- 55. North Latitude; 47- 107West Longitude). A subtitle in the cartouche at left reads "A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish Settlements adjacent thereto." It was issued by I. Covens & C. Mortier, Amsterdam, 1737.). Inset maps of chief cities and islands. Full and vivid original color. 20" 18.75" .125" . Donor: Langford Endowment Fund.

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Preferred Citation

Carte Particuliere de L'Amerique Septentrionale Map (#MC0025), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Langford Endowment Fund

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  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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This one-sheet version of Popple's famous twenty-sheet map of the British Empire in America (1733) represents the first large-scale English mapping of the North American continent. It is one of the two most important maps of the continent published during the colonial era (the other being John Mitchell's map of 1755). It is a fundamental centerpiece of any serious collection of North American maps. George Washington owned a copy of the map. John Adams praised it. Benjamin Franklin ordered two sets of Popple's maps, one for the Pennsylvania Assembly and the other for himself. Purchased from Richard B. Arkway (8/6/2002); Appraised by Lynn Roundtree (Armadillo Books, 8/31/2002)

Originally published (1733) as a one-sheet key to Popple's 20 map version. One of the two most important large-scale colonial maps of North America along with John Mitchell map (1755). Inset maps of chief cities and islands. Purchased from Richard B. Arkway (8/6/2002); Appraised by Lynn Roundtree (Armadillo Books, 8/31/2002)

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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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