Title Leupe: A Map of the most inhabited part of Virginia, containing the whole Province of Maryland with part of Pensilvania, New-Jersey and North Caroline. Drawn by Joshua Try and Peter Jefferson in 1775.
This is one part of the first map of the colonial infrastructure in Virginia and the full range of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was sketched in 1751 already as part of a policy to survey French encroachments, and was printed eight times since 1755. The map shown here concerns the sixth edition. It offers an overview of the plantations, towns and rivers in this region. It equally gives an impression of the industries developing in these provinces, among which the tobacco production. The tobacco warehouse and wharf in the cartouche shows how important this trade came to be. It is likely this latter economic aspect that made the map of interest to the Dutch Republic.
Scale-bar of 30 miles = 74 ‘strepen’.
(land surveyor / mapmaker)
0.395 - 0.615 El.