Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Lower Delaware Colonies (1609-1704)

Map Showing Delaware Counties

Detail from a 1749 map shows the area that later became Delaware, labeled Delaware Counties, in the center bottom portion.

A 1749 map shows the region populated by Europeans after centuries of Lenni Lenape control. (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress
Detail from a 1749 map shows the area that later became the state of Delaware, labeled Delaware Counties, in the center bottom portion. The Delaware Bay is to the right of the counties and the Chesapeake Bay is to the left. The map is attributed to Lewis Evans and L. Hebert. A high-resolution version of the full map can be viewed at Library of Congress

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