The Provinces of New York and New Jersey, part of Pennsilvania and Quebec – Southern sheet
Although the major authorship of this handsome map is credited to Samuel Holland, the long-time Surveyor General of the British Northern District in America and the colony of Quebec, there is reason to doubt that he drew it. It is presumed that the publisher, Thomas Jefferys, had intended to obtain Holland’s permission to use his name but sadly died before he could do so. This map was published posthumously by Robert Sayer and John Bennett.
Nevertheless, this map is both a valuable and attractive map rich in detail concerning Revolutionary America’s most strategic regions. [Extract from a foreward to North America at the Time of the Revolution: A Collection of Eighteenth Century Maps – Part II, by Louis de Vorsay Jr, published by Harry Margary.] <br>This facsimile is of the Southern half of the map, originally in two sheets and formed part of our publication North America at the time of the Revolution, Part II. The area covered by this single sheet is from Albany and Mt Belcher in the North to Delaware Bay and Cape James in the South; or, put another way: from 38 deg 59′ to 42 deg 45′ and from 72 deg 35′ to 76 deg 20′. New York is about centred on the map sheet.