Plan of Amelia Island in East Florida : north point of Amelia Island lyes in 30:55 north latitude 80:23 w. longitude from London
NamesFuller, William, active 1769 (Surveyor)De Brahm, John Gerar William, 1717-approximately 1799 (Surveyor)Jefferys, Thomas, -1771 (Publisher)Egmont, John Perceval, Earl of, 1711-1770 (Dedicatee)
Maps of North America
United States (except New York)
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1770-03-26Place: LondonPublisher: Published by Thomas Jefferys, geographer to the King in the StrandEdition: Hand colored
Library locationsLionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map DivisionShelf locator: Map Div. 15-5725
TopicsHarbors -- FloridaNautical charts -- Saint Marys River (Ga. and Fla.)Nautical charts -- Florida -- Nassau River (Fla.)HarborsAmelia Island (Fla.)East FloridaSaint Marys River (Ga. and Fla.)Nassau River (Fla.)Florida -- HistoryFloridaFlorida -- Amelia Island (Fla.)Florida -- East FloridaFlorida -- Nassau River (Fla.)United States -- Saint Marys River (Ga. and Fla.)
GenresMapsNautical chartsPortolan charts
NotesStatement of responsibility: Taken from De Brahm's Map of South Carolina & Georgia. A chart of the entrance into St. Mary's River / taken by Captn. W. Fuller in November, 1769. A chart of the mouth of Nassau River with the bar and the soundings on it taken at low water / by Captn. W. Fuller.Statement of responsibility: "This plate is ... inscribed by ... Willm. Fuller."--Cartouche.Statement of responsibility: Dedication to the Earl of Egmont by Captain Fuller in circular cartouche.Source note: Appears in: Faden's North American atlas.Funding: Mapping the Nation (NEH grant, 2015-2018)
Physical DescriptionCopper engravingsExtent: 3 maps on 1 sheet : hand colored ; 51 x 16 cm, 36 x 45 cm and 16 x 45 cm, on sheet 56 x 76 cm
DescriptionRelief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings in feet. At the time the maps were drawn, the area was part of the British colony of East Florida. Maps show the new settlements and the abandoned fort, "New Town". The two sea charts are at a larger scale than the Amelia Island plan and show the north and south portions of Amelia Island with more details pertaining to navigation. Entrance to St. Mary's River chart includes inset: "A view of the entrance into St. Mary's River". Both sea charts include indexed key, compass rose, and rhumb lines. Amelia Island plan oriented with north towards the upper right. Nassau River chart oriented with north towards the upper left. Scale bars with scale in miles shown for each map.
Type of ResourceCartographic
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 903269615NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20644532Folder number: US054.1.01Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): aa6834a0-1719-0135-1403-05d4da667d70
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