Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Fry-Jefferson Map

From the Library of Virginia website, a portion of the Fry map:

The Fry-Jefferson Map 1755
Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson, A Map of the most Inhabited part of Virginia.
Thomas Jefferys, engraver. London, 1755.
[Also can be seen at the Library of Congress's site]

Narrative from the Library of Virginia's site:

"When the Board of Trade and Plantations requested information concerning activities on the frontier, Lewis Burwell, acting governor of Virginia, commissioned Colonel Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson to prepare a map of the colony."

This site stated that "Fry and Jefferson’s map was the first to include Virginia’s road system."

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