Map of Virginia and Maryland
Map of Virginia and Maryland
Finely-detailed, archival reproduction of an antique map of Maryland and Virginia from c1667 printed on acid-free, 100% cotton rag fine art paper with a matte finish and archival pigment inks.
Title: A Mapp of Virginia Discovered to ye Hills, and in it's Latt. from 35 deg. and 1/2 Neer Florida to 41 deg. Bounds of New England
Creator: John Farrer (1590?-1657)
This fanciful map by John Farrer (later amended by his daughter Virginia) shows the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (with north to the right), focusing on Virginia and Maryland, with the land extending westward only a short ways to the west coast just beyond the Appalachian mountains. The west coast, it was thought, could be reached "...in ten dayes march with 50 foote and 30 horsmen from the head of the Iames (James) River...", beyond which was the "The Sea of China and the Indies", or the Pacific Ocean. The original version of the map showed the long-sought Northwest Passage, connecting the Hudson River to "A Mighty great Lake" that emptied into the Pacific, but on this later version of the map a narrow isthmus blocking the passage has been added. The locations of English, Swedish, and Dutch plantations are shown, and for the first time on a map the name "Carolana" is used.
About Sizes & Borders
Where possible, we try to offer print sizes that match modern standard size frames, but since many antique maps were printed with different proportions than modern standard sizes, this is not always possible. The most common standard size frames are 8"x10", 11"x14", and 16"x20". These sizes are widely available in any store that sells frames. Less common standard sizes are 8"x8", 8"x12", 9"x12", 10"x15", 12"x12", 12"x16", 12"x18", and 16"x16". These sizes are available in most well-stocked stores that sell frames.
If you purchase a print that is not one of these standard sizes, you will most likely have to go to a frame shop to purchase a custom frame, or use one of the many online custom frame vendors.
For each size this map is offered in, you can purchase a print with either the 'no borders' or the 'plus 1/2" borders' option.
For prints with the 'no borders' option, the size listed will be the exact size of the printed area as well as the exact size of the paper. For example, a size of 11"x14" (no borders) means the exact size of the printed area will be 11"x14" and the exact size of the paper will also be 11"x14". This is a good option if you plan to frame the print in a frame without a mat.
For prints with the 'plus 1/2" borders' option, an additional 1/2" blank border will be added to each side. For example, a size of 11"x14" (plus 1/2" borders) means the exact size of the printed area will be 11"x14" and the exact size of the paper will be 12"x15". This is a good option if you plan to frame the print in a frame with a mat so there is overlap between the mat and the print.
We love to customize! In most cases we can make this map available in sizes different than those listed above or with different borders. Please contact us before you place your order to see if the customization you have in mind is possible. Please also note that we generally do not accept returns for products with customizations. See our returns policy for more information.