From the 1690's to circa 1740
Pennsylvania appeared only in larger regional maps.
1710.1 A GENERAL
MAP OF NEW FRANCE COMMONLY CALLED CANADA, this anonymous
manuscript map of only approximate dating appears in
Brown, No. 10. It seems to have been copied from Moll's
version of Lahontan's 1703 map of the same name. The same
map is reproduced in Johnson (1974). The original is in
the British Library.
AMERICA, corrected from the observations communicated to
the Royal Society at London and the Royal Academy at
Paris, by John Senex, F.R.S., 1710. Despite its title,
this map shows only the eastern United States and Canada.
The map lacks detail though Pennsylvania and the other
colonies are indicated. This image is from the National
Archives of Canada and appears to be a facsimile; the map
is not in McCorkle.
1713.1 A NEW MAP
OF THE COUNTRY OF LOUISIANA AND OF YE RIVER MISISIPI IN
NORTH AMERICA DISCOUR'D BY MONS. DE LA SALLE IN YE YEARS
1681 AND 1686 AS ALSO OF SEVERAL OTHER RIVERS BEFORE
UNKNOWN AND FALLING INTO YE BAY OF ST. LEWIS BY THE SR.
JOUTEL, WHO PERFORMED THAT VOYAGE. 1713. This is the
English version (McCorkle #713.3) of a French map (McCorkle
713.2) by Henri Joutel. It contains an inset of Niagara
CANADA, OU NOUVELLE
FRANCE: SUIVANT LES NOUVELLES OBSERVATIONS DE MESS'RS.DE
L'ACADEMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES..., chez Pierre vander Aa,
avec privilege. This is a later version of the 1703 De'Lisle
map and can be seen at Pugsley
from McGill University
. The map extends
south far enough to just include all of Pennsylvania
though with little detail. There is a companion map, La
Floride..., continuing the coverage south to Florida. The
map appeared in Le Nouveau theatre du Monde,
Leide 1713; and later in van der Aa's Galerie
agreable du Monde in 1729.
VIRGINIA MARYLANDIA et CAROLINA IN AMERICA SEPTENTRIONALI
Britannorum industria excultæ repræsentatæ â Ioh.
Bapt. Homann S.C.M. Geog. Norimbergæ. This map can be
seen at MapForum.Com
, Issue 5, in The Carolinas
checklist and is reproduced in Pritchard & Taliaferro
#17 and Papenfuse & Coale. The image here shows only
the Pennsylvania region, the whole map
can be seen at the the Library
of Congress; and also at the Darlington Library. New Jersey is divided between East and West,
the orientation of "Erie Lac" is wrong and the
Forks of the Ohio are not depicted.
1715.1 A NEW AND
EXACT MAP OF THE DOMINIONS OF THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN
ON YE CONTINENT OF NORTH AMERICA CONTAINING NEWFOUNDLAND,
NEW SCOTLAND, NEW ENGLAND, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY,
PENSILVANIA, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA, AND CAROLINA by Herman
Moll (McCorkle #715.1). This large map contains five
insets, one being an engraving of beavers, and is
famously known as the 'Beaver Map.' It is reproduced in
Schwartz & Ehrenberg and can be seen at the Hargrett
Library Rare Map Collection - Colonial America and at the Darlington Library
. The image here is from the
Library of Congress version published by T. Bowles which
McCorkle calls the third state, and can be seen in more
detail at the
COLONIAE OCCIDENT: INDIIS SEPTENTRIONALIS AMERICAE
IMPLANTATAE. McCorkle (#715.2) lists this small inset map
contained within a larger map of the Netherlands which
shows the northeast coast and names Pennsylvania and
Philadelphia. It is a later version, published by Peter
Schenk, of a 1705 Homann map. The only difference appears
to be the removal of part of the cartouche intruding into
the inset map on the Homann original. There was also a
1751 version (McCorkle #751.1).
JOHN ESTAUGH & COMPANY'S LAND: situate on Conostogoe
and the Mill Creek in the County of Chester, part thereof
survey'd the 25th day of October 1716 and fully
compleated the 16th day of May 1717. Isaac Taylor. This
is a manuscript land survey map labeled "Estaugh
& Company's land, 1716, Chester County." It is
reproduced in the Pennsylvania Archives 3rd Series
Appendix I-X, No. 10; the original is presumably held in
the Land Office Archives. With a few exceptions,
manuscript land survey maps held by the Land Office are
not included in this Checklist.
1717.1 A MAP OF
NEW FRANCE CONTAINING CANADA, LOUISIANA &C. IN NTH.
AMERICA, by Herman Moll from his Atlas Geographus,
vol. 5, London 1717 (McCorkle #717.1). Like most of Moll's
maps, this one has several later editions, appearing in
Salmon's history in the 1740's. It shows the eastern
United States to beyond the Mississippi and is one of the
earliest reasonable English renderings of the Great Lakes
area. The note at upper left explains the retention of
some French names. The scale has a printing error, with
140 instead of 240. Longitude east from London at top,
west from London at bottom, something not seen on most
maps. Blank verso. Scale: 1 inch = 260 miles. Size: 7.25
x 10.25 inches.
1717.2 A NEW
CHART OF THE ENGLISH EMPIRE IN NORTH AMERICA, Engraven
and printed by Fra Dewing Boston New England 1717 ...
this chart is most humbly dedicated & presented by
Capt. Cyprian Southack. This map is #717.2 in McCorkle
where only the New England part is shown. The complete
map is reproduced in Schwartz & Ehrenberg and shows
the entire east coast and Great Lakes. Schwartz &
Ehrenberg say this is the first map published in America
displaying a significant part of North America and the
oldest copper engraving still extant published in America.
Except for the sea coast depiction, it is quite a poor
map and does not even name Pennsylvania.
VIRGINISCHE PASKAART..., by I. Loots. This map is a late
Dutch version of Hermann's 1673 map. Loots removed the
name of Jacobus Robyn from the 1692 version and
substitued his own for his atlas The New Great Sea-Mirror.
The map is reproduced in Papenfuse & Coale, and
includes southeastern Pennsylvania.
1718.1 CARTE DE
LA LOUISIANE ET DU COURS DU MISSISSIPI.., by Guill.
Delisle. The Mississippi runs down the middle of this
French map with the English colonies named along the
coast. Only the Pennsylvania region is shown here from a
Library of Congress copy
. Philadelphia and Bucks and
Chester counties are identified. The map is reproduced in
color in Portinaro & Knirsch and also appears in
Schwartz & Ehrenberg and Schwartz (2000) and can be
viewed in its entirety at the Hargrett
Library Rare Map Collection - Colonial America
. Another Delisle map
resembling this one but with a different title, also
dated c1718, is discussed in Fite & Freeman. Delisle
(or de L'Isle) was the leading cartographer of his time
and his career luckily coincided with the French
explorations of North America. His maps of the
Mississippi River Basin are commonly found in map
histories. This map has an inset of Mobile Bay and the
mouth of the Mississippi. This is considered one of the
most important maps of mid-America and its different
versions are described in Tooley, Chapter 1.
TABULA REGIONIS LUDOVICIANAE..., a Guil: Insulano
Geographo..., who was Guillaume Delisle (or de l'Isle),
the map is from a publication by Christoph Weigel. This
map appears in Fite & Freeman who date it 1718?
mostly because it does not show New Orleans established
in 1718. It shows the eastern United States (without New
England) west to beyond the Mississippi. Pennsylvania is
identified as the region east of the Susquehanna (this is
a French map, after all) and the founding counties of
Philadelphia, Bucks, and Chester are named. It is
essentially the same as the map above but lacks the inset
and is smaller.
1718.3 LA FRANCE
OCCIDENTALE DANS L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONAL OU LE COURS DE
LA RIVIERE DE ST. LAURENS AUX ENRIRONS DE LA QUELLE SE
TROUVENT LE CANADA ... LES ILLINOIS & LA VIRGINIE, LA
MARIE-LANDE, LA PENSILVANIE, LE NOUVEAU JERSAY, LA
NOUVELLE YORCK, LA NOUVELLE ANGLETERRE ET L'ISLE DE TERRE-NEUVE.
by Nicolas de Fer (McCorkle #718.2). This large two sheet
map was the basis for de Fer's smaller 1719 map of
similar name in Chatelain's atlas. This image from the
National Archives of Canada shows the top part.
1718.4 PARTIE MERIDIONALE DE LA RIVIERE DE MISSISIPI ET
SES ENVIRONS DANS L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE. Publisher: J. F. Benard, Paris, 1718. This
map by Nicolas de Fer is at the Darlington Library; where it can be seen. It shows the southeast west to Texas, but 'Lac Erie' along with western Pennsylvania is in the upper right corner.
A NEW MAP OF VIRGINIA MARYLAND AND THE IMPROVED PARTS OF
PENNSYLVANIA & NEW JERSEY, dated 1719 and originally
by Christopher Browne in 1685. John Senex revised it in
1719 and published it in A New General Atlas in
1721 (McCorkle #719.7, Phillips page 671). Only
southeastern Pennsylvania is shown and only the
settlements along the Delaware and Susquehanna Rivers are
named. It is reproduced in Stephenson & McKee, and can be seen at the Darlington Library.
PARTICULIERE DU FLEUVE SAINT LOUIS DRESSEE SUR LES LIEUX
AVEC LES NOMS DES SAUVAGES DU PAIS. This map (McCorkle #719.2)
is based upon Lahontan's 1703 map and appears in the Atlas
Historique, Vol. 6, Amsterdam 1719, by Henry Abraham
Chatelain. It shows the northeast from Hudson's Bay to
Pennsylvania (unnamed) and west to the Mississippi.
1719.3 CARTE QUI CONTIENT UNE DESCRIPTION DES ILES & TERRES QUE LES ANGLOIS POSSEDENT DANS L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE, ET EN PARTICULIER DE LA JAMAIQUE, DES ILES BARBADES, DE LA NOUVELLE ANGLETERRE, DES BARMUDES,DE LA CAROLINE, DE LA PENSILVANIE, ET DU NEW-FOUNDLAND, AVEC UN ETAT DE CHAQUE PAIS. This is a page of text and small maps from the Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684 - 1743) Atlas Historique. Chatelain was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He is best known as a Dutch cartographer and for his cartographic contribution in the seven volume Atlas Historique, published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1720. Innovative for its time, the Atlas Historique combined fine engraving and artwork with studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography. Some scholarship suggests the atlas was not compiled by Henri Chatelain alone, but rather was a family enterprise involving his father and brother also. This sheet contains two maps that include Pennsylvania: NOUVELLE CARTE DE LA PENSYLVANIE MARYLAND VIRGINIE ET NOUVELLE JARSEY; and PARTIE DE L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE. Each map is about 3 x 3 inches and between the two maps is a description of Pennsylvania in French, as shown in this closeup. (McCorkle 719.3) An intaglio print with blank verso.
CARTE DE LA NOUVELLE FRANCE ... DE LA FLORIDE, DE LA
LOUISIANE, DE LA VIRGINIE, DE LA MARIE-LAND, DE LA
PENSILVANIE, DU NOUVEAU JERSAY, DE LA NOUVELLE YORCK, DE
LA NOUV ANGLETERRE.... by Nicolas de Fer in Atlas
Historique by Chatelain (McCorkle #719.4). This is
the smaller version of de Fer's 1718 map. Philadelphia is
named on this small scale map with an inset of Quebec.
Another slightly larger version of this map (McCorkle #719.5)
also exists. There is a later copy of this map apparently
by Ottens, see 1745. This detail of the Pennsylvania
region is from Hanna.
This map calls Lake Ontario
Frontenac, and Lake Michigan Ilinois similar to
Franquelin's map of 1684, but Delisle's 1718 map contains
the modern names. So this map was probably prepared prior
to Delisle's although it resembles that map. Pennsylvania
is shown as being there, nothing more.
CARTE DE LA NOUVELLE FRANCE ... , found in sea atlases
from Gerard van Keulen (McCorkle #719.6). This is a
completely different version of de Fer's map with almost
exactly the same title as the preceeding map. According
to McCorkle, there are several versions that differ
somewhat. On one copy seen, the title is at upper left
instead of across the top and the insets are of the Gulf
coast and the mouth of the Mississippi. The coverage is
the same, from Newfoundland to Mexico, and many of the
features on the map are copied from de Fer.
1719.6 A NEW MAP
OF THE ENGLISH EMPIRE IN AMERICA . VIZ. VIRGINIA,
MARYLAND, CAROLINA, NEW YORK, NEW IARSEY, NEW ENGLAND
PENNSYLVANIA NEWFOUNDLAND NEW FRANCE &C. revised by
John Senex 1719, J. Harris sculp. (McCorkle #719.7).
Insets: The harbour of Boston or Massachusets Bay, A
general map of the coasts & isles of Europe, Africa
and America.This map is a later version of the 1695 map (McCorkle
#695.3) of the same name. This image is from the National
Archives of Canada and the map can also be seen at the Darlington Library.
1719.7 CARTE DU
CANADA OU DE LA NOUVELLE FRANCE, & DES DECOUVERTES
QUI Y ONT ETE FAITES, Dressee sur les observations les
plus Nouvelles, & Sur divers Memoires tant Manuscrits
qu'imprimez, Tom. VI, No. 20, Pag:82; a map of Canada
from Atlas Historique by Henri Abraham Chatelain
published in Amsterdam circa 1719 (McCorkle #719.1). It
includes virtually all of eastern Canada from Baffin Bay
to Chesapeake Bay down to 39d, so all of Pennsylvania is
included. A boundary line confines the English colonies
to the sea coast; Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New
Jersey, and New England are named, as well as
Philadelphia. There are many other boundaries apparently
separating Indian nations. The Great Lakes have their
present names except Michigan, which is called "Lac
de Ilinois." The map extends west to include the
upper Mississippi. An inset at upper left gives some
"Remarque Historique," naming Verrazzano,
Cartier, la Salle, among others. This image shows only
the lower half of the map that includes Pennsylvania.
Blank verso, longitude apparently east from Ferro. Scale:
1 inch = 220 miles. Size: 16 x 20 inches.