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1 1. CARTE PARTICULIERE DE VIRGINIE, MARYLAND, PENNSILVANIE, LA NOUVELLE IARSEY ORIENT ET OCCIDENTALE. Alexis-Hubert Jaillot. Published by Pierre Mortier, Amsterdam. Copper plate engraving, c. 1700. Image size 20 3/8 x 31 3/8" (516 x 796 mm). An important and quite beautiful chart of the mid-Atlantic coast line. Shown is an area from Staten Island in New York southward to Carratuck Inlet in North Carolina with the Chesapeake Bay featured prominently. This chart is by A.H. Jaillot, and appeared in the atlas "Suite du Neptune Francois‌" This atlas was published by Pierre Mortier for Jaillot. Cartographically, this map is a very close copy of John Thornton & William Fisher's chart of 1689 that appeared in "The English Pilot, The Fourth Book," which in turn was largely based on the hugely important and rare Augustine Herrman map. This is a very nice example of this scarce chart. Very good condition save for some areas of strengthening on the verso due to verdigris, an acidic green pigment. Original outline hand coloring with some modern enhancing. Fig. 23, p. 37 in On the Map, Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay. #7903-2 $8,500. VOLUME XXXV, NUMBER 1 OCTOBER 2012

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