Collection: Osher Collection
Name: A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England, containing the Provinces of Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island, Divided into Counties and Townships: The Whole composed from Actual Surveys and its Situation adjusted by Astronomical Observations.
Date/Date Range Produced: 1755 - 1768
Dimensions: 105 cm. x 101 cm.
Notes: Note lower right: "November 29th. 1755 Published according to Act by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales near Charing Cross" Sectioned on linen; with Percy Bookplate Decorative cartouche illustrated with colonists and natives John Green was an alias. He was originally born Bradock Mead in Ireland, likely before 1688.
Historical Context: Purchased and used by Hugh, Earl Percy who prevented the complete defeat of the British at the Battle of Lexington. Front cover denotes ownership of the map: Ld. Percy New England. Includes light pen and ink traces of added roads which indicate the map was used for strategic planning.
LC Call Number: G3720 1768.J4
Accession Number: OS-1768-3