A Mapmaker’s Dispute – The Piracy Correspondence

Below is a full transcript of the Jefferys’ “piracy” dispute mentioned in the previous post. I am most grateful to Ashley Baynton-Williams for his meticulous research and for permission to reproduce his transcript here.   Anonymous Journal Of The Proceedings Of The Congress Held At Philadelphia, May 10, 1775    Speedily will be Published, (Sold…

Thomas Jefferys

Thomas Jefferys (1719-1771) : Beginning the World Afresh

Originally published (with more and variant illustrations) in Mapforum 3 (Autumn, 2004): pp. 20-29.  Thomas Jefferys is already rather better documented than most English mapmakers of the eighteenth century – or indeed of any other period. Brian Harley’s exemplary 1966 essay,[1] amplified and updated by the more recent work of Mary Pedley and Donald Hodson,[2] gives…