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Catalog Number 2014.21.43
Object Name Map
Description Malachy Postlethwayt
North America, Plate III
Engraving
London, 1752

English writer and commerce expert Malachy Postlethwayt published his most famous work, The Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce, in installments between 1751 and 1755. Postlethwayt's publication was essentially a translated version of an earlier French volume, Jacques Savary des Bruslons' Dictionnaire universal de commerce (1723-1730), with substantial additions. North America, Plate III from Postlethwayt's Universal Dictionary depicts New Mexico (modern New Mexico and Arizona) and includes an inset map of the Atlantic coast and the area around Hudson Bay.

Title North America, Plate III
Date 1752
Role of Creator Publisher
Creator Postlethwayt, Malachy
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-21.75 W-17.25 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/England/London
Subjects North America