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A New Map of New England, New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania, Maryland, and Virginia. By Philip Lea in Cheap-side, London, ca. 1686


Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This is a collection of 48 maps and related images, the gift of Henry and Kaye Spalding, Jr., Class of 1960. The maps focus on the Chespeake Bay, the body of water that enabled the settlement and development of the state of Virginia. They depict the area between the years of 1590 and 1860, and are drawn by European mapmakers and, as evidenced in later works, those residing in the United States of America.


  • ca. 1686


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use upon request.


From the Collection: 90.8 Megabytes (59 total images. Resized digital scans of the Spalding Collection maps are available through the Hampden-Sydney Archives & Special Collections' Digital Repository.)

From the Collection: 48 Sheets (The original maps in the Henry and Kaye Spalding Collection are framed and displayed throughout the fourth floor of Bortz Library.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Romance languages

From the Collection: Germanic languages

Physical Description

London; This is one of the first English maps of America that relied heavily on English resources, rather than Dutch. At this time, the English had possession of the New England area, which had been governed previously by the Dutch for twenty years. Lea, an important and accurate mapmaker in London, was Samuel Pepys's consultant in regards to maps and globes. Produced as a separate map, it is remarkable that it has survived so well. Maps bound in atlases had a much better chance of survival. An insert shows "Parts of East New Jarsey, Staten Island, and Part of Long Island." --From This New Founde Lande: The Henry & Kaye Spalding Map Collection at Hampden-Sydney College, 2008.


Repository Details

Part of the Hampden-Sydney College Archives & Special Collections Repository

Hampden-Sydney College
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