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Collection The Stephen Girard Maps and Charts Collection
Catalog Number 5029
Object Name Chart, Navigational
Title A Map of the Republic of France Divided into 83 Departments and Districts. According to the Decree of National Assembly 1792.
Date 1792
Year Range from 1792
Selected Contents Lower left corner missing.

The various departments are outlined with red, blue and yellow. The meridian is that of Paris.

Benjamin Johnson appears to have been a member of a family of Philadelphia printers. The address on the map, 147 Market (High) Street, was occupied for many years by Jacob Johnson and Co., printers and book sellers. By 1806 Benjamin Johnson must have set up his own print shop, as he is listed in the Philadelphia Directory of that year as conducting business at 31 High Street, later moving to 249 High Street. (1808)

Description copied from William Zeil, "A Catalog of the Personal Library of Stephen Girard"
Archival History The Stephen Girard Papers were a bequest to Girard College through the 1831 will of Stephen Girard.
System of arrangement The Stephen Girard Papers were processed in the early 20th century, to facilitate the writing of an authorized biography, The Life and Times of Stephen Girard, Mariner and Merchant by John Bach McMaster (Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1918) in two volumes.

Finding Aids The Stephen Girard Maps and Charts are fully described in A Catalog of the Personal Library of Stephen Girard (1750 - 1831, published jointly by Girard College and the American Philosophical Society in 1990.
Additional Copies Microfilms available at 1) Girard College and 2) the American Philosophical Society
Access Conditions By appointment only.
For ease of access, researchers are requested to use the microfilm copy at the American Philosophical Society
People Johnson, Benjamin
Source Girard, Stephen
Received as Bequest