Checklist of Charts of
Cape Fear

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1. 
1749 [1752]: HYRNE Manuscript
A New and Exact PLAN / OF / CAPE FEAR RIVER. / from the BAR to BRUNSWICK. / By Edward Hyrne 1749. [2b]
'A-B / C-D.' [2b] [Miles] - '8' (125mm) [2b] The Shoals are very uneven and full of Oyster Banks within / the River near the mouth, and higher up. Sandy and uneven the / sands and Oyster Banks in many places dry. / The Water rises at the Bar 6 feet at a common Tide within / the Bar there is from 4 to 7 fathom Water for six or seven / Miles, then the Shallows for 3 or 4 Miles where there is but / 24 Feet at high Water. [2b] 388 x 316
This is apparently the original engraver's copy for Thomas Jefferys' engraved version. The map contains the note 'The South Part of the Frying Pan extends 7 1/2 Leagues from the Shore in Lat' 33. 32. Observ'd by Mr Wheally 1752.' Cumming, Southeast In Early Maps, 220.
2. 
1753: JEFFERYS, Thomas Sr.
A New and Exact PLAN / OF / CAPE FEAR RIVER. / from the BAR to BRUNSWICK, / By Edward Hyrne 1749. [2b] Publish'd according to Act of Parliament March 20.th 1753. by T. Jefferys Geographer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at the Corner of S.t Martins Lane Charing Cross. [2e - 4e]
'A-B / C-D.' [2b] [Miles] - '8' (125mm) [2b] The Shoals are very uneven and full of Oyster Banks within / the River near the mouth, and higher up. Sandy and uneven the / sands and Oyster Banks in many places dry. / The Water rises at the Bar 6 feet at a common Tide within / the Bar there is from 4 to 7 fathom Water for six or seven / Miles, then the Shallows for 3 or 4 Miles where there is but / 14 Feet at high Water. [2b] 387 x 315 PM: 395 x 323
State 1: The engraving is very similar to the manuscript version, with the addition of the note 'Most of the Sloops from the Northward come through this Swash' [4d, the gap in the 'CAPE FEAR SHOALS']. In this form, the map can also be found in some examples of Jefferys' 'General Topography Of North America.' Cumming, Southeast In Early Maps, 284.
3. 
1753: Jefferys, Thomas Sr.
A New and Exact PLAN / OF / CAPE FEAR RIVER. / from the BAR to BRUNSWICK, / By Edward Hyrne 1749. [2b] Printed for Rob.t Sayer in Fleet Street and Tho.s Jefferys the Corner of S.t Martins Lane in the Strand. [2e - 4e]
'A-B / C-D.' [2b] [Miles] - '8' (125mm) [2b] The Shoals are very uneven and full of Oyster Banks within / the River near the mouth, and higher up. Sandy and uneven the / sands and Oyster Banks in many places dry. / The Water rises at the Bar 6 feet at a common Tide within / the Bar there is from 4 to 7 fathom Water for six or seven / Miles, then the Shallows for 3 or 4 Miles where there is but / 14 Feet at high Water. [2b] 387 x 315 PM: 395 x 323
State 2: the imprint has been re-engraved, following Jefferys' being joined in partnership by Robert Sayer. Cumming, Southeast In Early Maps, 368.
4. 
[1766]: SPEER, Joseph Smith
Plan of the Entrance into Cape Fear Harbour North Carolina. [1a]
'Scale of English Miles' - 28' (50mm) / 'D.o for Shoals' - '3' (49mm) [1b] The Frying Pan Shoals runs off due N. & S. from Cape Fear, & is reduced to a small Scale / & placed E. & W. for the Conveniency of bringing it into the Plate. [2e-4e] 254 x 366 PM: 268 x 378
State 1: without page number. The chart is accompanied by a single-page 'DIRECTIONS / FOR ANCHORING AT / CAPE FAIR / IN / NORTH CAROLINA. / [three asterisks in inverted pyramid] These directions may be depended on, and are inserted by desire of Capt. Thomas Potts in / this trade, for the instruction of those who may come on this Coast. / ...' Cumming, Southeast In Early Maps, 355.
5. 
[1766-1771] SPEER, Joseph Smith
Plan of the Entrance into Cape Fear Harbour North Carolina. [1a] to face page 53 [5a]
'Scale of English Miles' - 28' (50mm) / 'D.o for Shoals' - '3' (49mm) [1b] The Frying Pan Shoals runs off due N. & S. from Cape Fear, & is reduced to a small Scale / & placed E. & W. for the Conveniency of bringing it into the Plate. [2e-4e] 253 x 364 PM: 266 x 378
State 2: with the addition of the plate number. The chart is accompanied by a single-page 'DIRECTIONS / FOR ANCHORING AT / CAPE FAIR / IN / NORTH CAROLINA. / [three asterisks in inverted pyramid] These directions may be depended on, and are inserted by desire of Capt. Thomas Potts in / this trade, for the instruction of those who may come on this Coast. / ...', although the text has been reset. Cumming, Southeast In Early Maps, 403.
6. 
1776: SAYER, Robert & BENNETT, John
A PLAN OF / CAPE FEAR RIVER / from THE BAR to BRUNSWICK. / [scale bar] / Remarks / ... / Directions for Sailing into CAPE FEAR HARBOUR. / ... / LONDON, Printed for R. SAYER & J. BENNETT, Map & Sea Chart sellers / N.o 53 in Fleet Street. / Published as the Act directs 1.st July, 1776. [1a/b]
530 x 360
cf. Cumming, Southeast In Early Maps, 368.
7. 
1776-1794: SAYER, Robert & BENNETT, John
A PLAN OF / CAPE FEAR RIVER / from THE BAR to BRUNSWICK. / [scale bar] / Remarks / ... / Directions for Sailing into CAPE FEAR HARBOUR. / ... / ... [1a/b]
530 x 360
State 2: with the substitution of the Laurie and Whittle imprint. cf. Cumming, Southeast In Early Maps, 368.
8. 
1778 DEPOT DE LA MARINE
PLAN / DE LA / RIVIERE DU CAP FEAR / depuis la Barre jusques à Brunswick / Redigé, d'apres un Plan Anglois, au Depôt Général des Cartes / Plans et Journaux de la Marine. / par Ordre de M. DE SARTINE, / Conseiller d'Etat, Ministre et Secretaire d'Etat / au Département de la Marine. / 1778. [1b] Petit Sculp. [1e, ob] N.o 1 [5e, ob]
'Milles de 60 au Degré' - '3 Milles' [2b] INSTRUCTIONS / Pour entrer dans le Port du Cap Fear / situé à la Côte de la Caroline Septentr.le / ... / OBSERVATIONS / ... [1a, olb - 5a, olb] 587 x 354 B: 587 x 423 PM: 612 x -
9. 
1778 DEPOT DE LA MARINE
PLAN / DE LA / RIVIERE DU CAP FEAR / depuis la Barre jusques à Brunswick / Redigé, d'apres un Plan Anglois, au Depôt Général des Cartes / Plans et Journaux de la Marine. / par Ordre de M. DE SARTINE, / Conseiller d'Etat, Ministre et Secretaire d'Etat / au Département de la Marine. / 1778. [1b] Petit Sculp. [1e, ob] N.o 1 [5e, ob]
INSTRUCTIONS / Pour entrer dans le Port du Cap Fear / situé à la Côte de la Caroline Septentr.le / ... / OBSERVATIONS / ... [1a, olb - 5a, olb] 587 x 354 B: 587 x 423 PM: 612 x -
State 2: with a frame added around the title, and the land area shaded.
10. 
1778 ROUGE, George Louis le
RIVIERE DU CAP FEAR / de la Bare a BRUNSWICK / Traduit de l'Anglais / A PARIS. / Chez Le Rouge Rue des Grands Augustins. / 1778 / REMARQUE./ ... / Pour entrer dans le Port du Cap Fear. / ... [1a] 19 [5a, ob]
[scale] - '6 Miles' / '2' Lieues' 481 x 307 PM: 492 x 318
Cf. Cumming, Southeast In Early Maps, 368.
11. 
1781 LODGE, John
CAPE FEAR RIVER, / with the COUNTIES ADJACENT, / and the TOWNS of / BRUNSWICK and WILMINGTON, / against which LORD CORNWALLIS, / detached a Part of his ARMY, / the 17.th of January last. [4d] Jn.o Lodge Sculp. [5e, ob] London. Publish'd as the Act directs. Mar.h 31.st 1781, by J. Bew, Paternoster Row. [3e, ob]
'Scale of Miles' - '15' [4e] 240 x 180 PM: 253 x 190
12. 
[c.1800] PRICE, Jonathan & STROTHER, John
A Map / of / Cape Fear River and its Vicinity / from the / Frying Pan Shoals to Wilmington / By Actual Survey / Addressed to the Commissioners of Navigation / of / Port Wilmington by Price and Strother.' 'W. Barker, sculp. Philad.a' 'Copyright Secured According To Law.'
480 x 360
Wheat & Brun, 591: noting one example only, at Harvard

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