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A New Map of Virginia, Maryland, and the Improved Parts of Pennsylvania

Artist/Maker:
Browne, Christopher __Cartographer ||Senex, John __Cartographer
Place Made:
London Great Britain
Date Made:
1719
Medium:
ink –paper
Accession Number:
5914.4
Description:
In 1685 Christopher Browne published this double-folio sized map of the Chesapeake Bay region. in 1719 John Senex updated Browne’s plate. Little inland settlement had occurred during the intervening three decades and so Senex’s revisions were relatively minor. The Browne-Senex map was commercially very successful and was one of the best known views of the Chesapeake Bay colonies during the early eighteenth century.

REFERENCES: Wooldridge, Mapping of Virginia, 88-90

Credit Line:
Loan courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg