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A New Map / of / Virginia / Maryland / And the Improved Parts of Pennsylvania / & New Jersey / Most humbly Inscribed to the Right / Hon'ble the Earl of Orkney & ct / Knight of ye most Noble and / Anciet [sic] Order of ye Thistle / 1719, 1685-1719


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.


  • 1685-1719


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 the last major map based on Augustine Herrman's 1673 map of Virginia and Maryland, but unlike earlier maps, it is oriented with north at the top. The map was first published by Christopher Browne in 1685. This 3rd state includes the dedication to the Earl of Orkney, Lord George Hamilton, (absentee) governor of Virginia from 1710 to 1737. As in most maps of this period, settlements appear along the rivers and east coast. Revised by I. Senex, it appeared as Map 30 in Senex's A New General Atlas, published in 1721. --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
Walter M. Bortz III Library
P.O. Box 7
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943 United States
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