Original Author: Augustine Herrman, cartographer; W. Faithorne, engraver
Created: Published 1673
Medium: Engraved map
Virginia and Maryland As it is Planted and Inhabited this present Year 1670
Virginia and Maryland As it is Planted and Inhabited this present Year 1670 is a detailed four-sheet map of the Chesapeake Bay region. The cartographer Augustine Herrman, a native of Prague, took more than a decade to survey and draft the map, which was published in London in 1673. Lord Baltimore, who commissioned the map, granted Herrman 4,000 acres of land in present-day Cecil County, Maryland, for his efforts. Herman built a plantation there named Bohemia Manor after his birthplace, Bohemia (now the Czech Republic).
The Herrman map and the John Smith map of 1612 remained the most important renderings of the area until the Fry-Jefferson map was published in 1753.