A Map of the Most Inhabited parts of New England Containing the Provinces of Massachusetts bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island, from The North American Atlas

William Faden, English, 1750 - 1836
after Braddock Mead (alias John Green), English, about 1729 - 1757


about 1774 (image first drawn about 1755)

Hand colored engraving and etching on four sheets of paper

Overall: 38 3/4 × 42 in. (98.4 × 106.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Marilyn Brunson in memory of James L. Brunson



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe



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Engraved, in cartouche, lower right, above pictorial vignette of Pilgrims landing at Plymouth accompanied by an allegorical figure of Liberty: A Map of / the moft Inhabited part of / NEW ENGLAND, / containing the PROVINCES of / MASSACHUSETTS BAY and NEW HAMPSHIRE, / with the COLONIES of, / CONECTICUT [sic] AND RHODE ISLAND, / Divided into Counties and Townships / The whole compofed from Actual Surveys and its Situation adjusted by. / ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS. / November 29th. ["th" superscript above period] 1774. Publifhed accoding to Act by Thos. ["s" superscript above period] Jefferys geographer to His Royal Highnefs the Prince of Wales near Charing Crofs.

Course History

FILM 48, SART 17, The Map, Mary Flanagan, Summer 2012

FILM 48, SART 17, The Map, Mary Flanagan, Summer 2013

HIST 9.1, Empires and Colonies in North America, Paul Musselwhite, Fall 2014

GEOG 7.13, New England’s People and their Landscapes, Past and Present, Abigail Neely, Spring 2015

Published References

William P. Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America (The University of Chicago Press, 1974).


Donald A. Heald, Rare Books, New York; purchased by Mr. and Mrs. J. Brunson, December 30, 1986; given to present collection, 2001.

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