Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware 1749

Evans, Lewis, 1700?-1756, 1749
Image Quality: High Quality High

Full Title: A map of Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New-York, and the three Delaware counties: by Lewis Evans.; Creator: Evans, Lewis, 1700?-1756; Date: 1749; Publisher: Unattributed; Contributor: Hebert, L.; Description: Color map of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.; Notes: Norris's copy has now disappeared. It was being used as late as 5 October 1832, for James Mease commented that there was a marginal note by Evans that "all great storms begin at the leeward." Somehow, this note strengthened Mease's theory that the present earth "was made at the creation from the ruins of another" (Minutes).Wheat: 672Contains comments about the origins of the northeast storms (suggested by B. Franklin?), lightning and electricity, navigation of the Delaware River, and other bays, etc.Endorsement on back, in Benjamin Franklin's hand: "To Dr. John Mitchell from Mr. B. Franklin." The map was at one time in the collection of the Marquess of Bute, a friend of Mitchell's. Joseph Parker Norris gave a copy of this map to the American Philosophical Society on 16 June 1815. ; Language: English; APS Digital ID: APSdigobj3524

Click here to see all the images from American Philosophical Society


These antique maps and atlases are part of the Historic Map Works, Residential Genealogy™ historical map collection, the largest digital collection of rare, ancient, old, historical, cadastral and antiquarian maps of its type.  Read about the collection.  Browse entire collection.
Indicates a map that is georeferenced
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware 1749 - APSdigobj3524   

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware 1749 - APSdigobj3524, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware 1749

Map Group Information

Full Atlas Title:

 Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware 1749





Publish Date:



 Evans, Lewis, 1700?-1756

Number Maps in the Atlas:


Source Institution

© American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Souce Media

Original Document