An early map of the state of New Jersey.
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This simple, yet detailed, map of New Jersey shows an interesting overview of ‘The Garden State’ just over a decade after the Treaty of Paris was signed (1783), officially ending the American Revolutionary War. Place names, the road network, and geographic features are individually identified on the copperplate engraved sheet, along with a distance scale, compass rose, and lines of latitude and longitude in the border. The latter is shown with Philadelphia as the meridian point, as it remained the hub for American cartography despite the capital being moved to Washington, D.C. five years prior.
The map was created by Joseph Scott and originally included in his United States Gazetteer: Containing an Authentic Description of the Several States… This early American atlas and geographic text was published in Philadelphia by F. and R. Bailey in 1795.
Publication Date: 1795
Author: Joseph Scott
Sheet Width (in): 6.50
Sheet Height (in): 8.1
Condition Description: Light residue along the bottom of the sheet, where previously bound, and moderate offsetting throughout. A few small spots as well, but remains in good to very good condition.
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