Title MAP: The Chesapeake Bay Region - 1778
Book Condition Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
Publisher Reproduction map of original
Seller ID B27
Entitled "Carte de la Baie De Chesapeake et de la Partie navigable des Rivieres, James, York, Patowmack, Patuxen, Patapsco, North-east, Choptank and Pokomack." (Map of Chesapeake Bay and the Navigable Parts of the James, York, Patowmack, Patuxen, Patapsco, North-east, Choptank and Pokomack Rivers) and first issued by Petit in Paris in 1778 as part of the Neptune Americo-Septentrional, a navigation aid for ship's pilots, this French map of the Bay, stretching from Cape Henry north to Baltimore and Alexandria, details creeks, soundings and plantations along the Bay and along the Potomac, James, York and other rivers in the area. Includes an inset of "Herring Bay:" in Maryland and French text blocks with sailing instructions for navigators.