A View of the Lighthouse on Cape Henlopen; taken at Sea,
The Cape Henlopen lighthouse, built 1765... An
accompanying article states that "the wrecks that lie
plentifully scattered over the beach, affort a melancholy
proof of the great necessity for this lighthouse . . ."
From The Columbian Magazine, February 1788, opposite p.
A View of the Sea & Beach, from Mr. James Newbolds
Plantation, near Indian River.
The Indian River flows into Indian River Bay south of
Rehoboth. The Newbold plantation beach is on a fresh
water pond protected from the Atlantic by a narrow
isthmus. The contemporary account of this view describes
the Indian corn, cider, iron ore, yellow ocher, and
seaweed useful in glass manufacture available in the area
"Many other valuable articles of trade and manufacture
might be obtained here with proper attention and
encouragement. But without the industry of man, the best
shores of nature must lie useless and unexplored."
Frontispiece for The Columbian Magazine, June 1788.
A Port Scene in the South
From map by Joshua Fry & Peter Jefferson in 1775;
Virginia, Maryland, and parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey
and North Carolina. It represents the tobacco trade. From
Jefferys, The American Atlas (London, 1775), no. 20-21.
The cartouche, first printed in 1751, also appears in the
editions for 1776, 1778, and 1782.
Also in Faden, North American Atlas
(London, 1777), no. 27-28.
Also in Jefferys, A General Topography of North America
(London, 1768), no. 57.