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map
Prime meridian: London; Mitchell's map is one of the most important cartographic documents in American history. Editions of the map were consulted by the official representatives of Great Britain and the United States during the peace negotiations of 1782 and 1783, and it has frequently been used in subsequent North American boundary disputes.; Inset map: Nouvelle carte de la Baye D' Hudson et de Labrador; Library's copy has "Ticonderoga" misspelled as "Ticonderago" - indicating that sheet 3 is from the second impression.; Library's copy is from the 3rd edition, Mixed Impression, as described in Sellers no. 53. Sheet 3 is from the second impression; the cartouche sheet is probably from the fourth impression.; Watermarks
par le Rouge [...] rue des Grands Augustins (publisher)
Mitchell, John, 1711-1768. (creator)
1777
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Relief shown pictorially.; Prime meridian: Ferro.; "8."; Includes list of contents of "The British Empire in North America."
Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, map &c. sea chartsellers (publisher)
Dunn, Samuel, -1794. (creator)
Carver, Jonathan, 1710-1780.; Jefferys, Thomas, -1771.; Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm) (contributor)
1776
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Relief shown pictorially.; Multiple scales are given - shown in the Atlantic.; Decorative title cartouche at lower left has title in English and French.; Key at lower left includes forts, capital towns, villages, Indian towns, new roads and engagements.; Imprint is given in lower margin.; Shows Spanish trade routes in Gulf of Mexico.; Includes textual notes in English relating to colonial possessions.; Titled "A General Map of North America , by the late John Rocque. Four sheets" in the Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829.
Rocque, John, -1762 (creator)
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820,; George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830,; Rocque, Mary Ann,; Dury, Andrew, (contributor)
[about 1762.]
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Relief shown pictorially.; Original: America with those known parts in that unknowne worlde both people and manner of buildings / Discribed and inlarged by I.S. ; Abraham Goos, Amstelodaminsis, sculpsit.; Originally published: [London] : Are to be sold ... by G. Humble, 1626.; Includes text, inset of Greenland, col. illus of native figures and town views in margins.
Speed, John, 1552?-1629. (creator)
Goos, Abraham.; Humble, George, -1640. (contributor)
1626; 1977
map
Relief shown pictorially.; Prime meridian: Ferro.; Contains views of Niagara Falls, Father Louis Hennepin and the Buffalo.; Text in Latin and French.; Color coded to show Louisiana, Florida, Canada, the Spanish colonies of Mexico, and the English colonies that would become the United States.; Watermark.
J.B. Homann (publisher)
Homann, Johann Baptist, 1663-1724. (creator)
Hennepin, Louis, active 17th century. (contributor)
1687
map
Relief shown pictorially.; Prime meridian: Paris.; Also shows part of South America.; "Dheulland Sculp"--Lower right margin.
Chez Rollin fils (publisher)
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772. (creator)
Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier de, 1682-1761.; Heulland, Guillaume d', d. ca. 1770. (contributor)
1744
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Part of the 10 map series prepared for the Supplement to Diderot's Encyclope̓die, of which this is plate 6. Several sources report this individual map was produced in 1777.; This is a combination of two contrasting maps on a single sheet. Both maps cover the northeastern parts of Asia and the northwestern parts of North America. This two map chart was originally drawn by Phillip Buache to expound upon his theories regarding the northwest coast of America and more specifically upon the possibility of a Northwest Passage.; First map shows routes of several 18th century sailing expeditions.; Relief shown pictorially on 1st map.; Second map shows the Great Wall of China, detailed sketch of Japan, and California.; Includes text: Extrait de Kæmpfer ; Avertissement.; Plate mark visible.; Does not include legend.; In upper right margin: Suppl. 6e. carte.; Lower right margin does not include a number.
n.p (publisher)
Robert de Vaugondy, Didier, 1723-1786. (creator)
Kaempfer, Engelbert, 1651-1716.; Buache, Philippe, 1700-1773. (contributor)
1777
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Relief shown pictorially.; Multiple scales are given - shown in the Atlantic.; Decorative title cartouche at lower left has title in English and French.; Key at lower left includes forts, capital towns, villages, Indian towns, new roads and engagements.; Imprint is given in lower margin.; Shows Spanish trade routes in Gulf of Mexico.; Includes textual notes in English relating to colonial possessions.; Titled "A General Map of North America , by the late John Rocque. Four sheets" in the Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829.
Rocque, John, -1762 (creator)
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820,; George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830,; Rocque, Mary Ann,; Dury, Andrew, (contributor)
[about 1762.]
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Relief shown pictorially.; Multiple scales are given - shown in the Atlantic.; Decorative title cartouche at lower left has title in English and French.; Key at lower left includes forts, capital towns, villages, Indian towns, new roads and engagements.; Imprint is given in lower margin.; Shows Spanish trade routes in Gulf of Mexico.; Includes textual notes in English relating to colonial possessions.; Titled "A General Map of North America , by the late John Rocque. Four sheets" in the Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829.
Rocque, John, -1762, (creator)
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820,; George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830,; Rocque, Mary Ann,; Dury, Andrew, (contributor)
[about 1762.]
map
Engraved by: J. Spilsbury.; Prime meridian: London; Relief shown pictorially.; Text above top neat line: Engraved for the Continuation of Dr. Smollett's History of England; Library's copy missing a portion of lower right border.
[s.n.] (publisher)
Spilsbury, John, 1730?-1795? (creator)
1761
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Relief shown pictorially.; Engraved by: J. Gibson.; Prime meridians: London and Ferro; Newly acquired former French possessions shown by shading.; Inset shows Mississippi delta area.; From: Gentleman's magazine, 1762.
[publisher not identified] (publisher)
Gibson, J. (John), active 1750-1792. (creator)
[1762]
map
Prime meridian: Ferro; Covers the area east of the Mississippi River from James Bay to Cuba. Shows colonies, major towns and cities, rivers and lakes, land reserved for Indians.; Relief shown pictorially.
D. Henry and R. Cave (publisher)
Gibson, J. (John), fl. 1750-1792. (creator)
1763]
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Hand Colored.; Letters of Aranda and Franklin printed in facsimile in the left border reflect the official use of the map in establishing United States boundaries.; Reprint of map published in 1792 by Le Rouge, Paris.; Third impression of the 3d French ed.; Relief shown pictorially.; Includes text and inset "Nouvelle carte de la Baye dH́udson et de Labrador selon las dernieres cartes levées sur les lieux."; In upper border: The United States of America, showing the boundaries fixed in 1782 five years before the ratification of the Constitution, from a contemporary copy of Benjamin Franklin's red-line map identified in Spain by the Library of Congress at Washington, issued by the United States Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission.; "The two letters printed in facsimile near the western border of this map ... demonstrate the official quality of the red line which shows our original external boundary. The letter from Franklin to Vergennes is taken from French archives ... Franklin and Jay were then members of our peace commission at Paris, Vergennes was the foreign minister of France, Aranda was the Spanish minister at Paris, and Floridablanca was the foreign minister of Spain. In free translation with explanatory clauses added, Aranda's letter of Jan. 1, 1785 [to Floridablanca] may be rendered as follows 'I now send you a map just like the one I sent you on Aug. 10, 1782, when I began negociating with John Jay concerning the boundary between the United States and the Spanish possessions in North America. It is marked in accordance with the boundary articles of the treaty of Nov. 30, 1782, between the United States and England. The boundaries upon this map are copied from the very map upon which Benjamin Franklin marked the boundaries for Monsieur de Vergennes less than four weeks ago on Dec. 6, 1782.'"; "This map is one of a series of similar colored maps, depicting the 13 original states from New Hampshire to Georgia at the time formation of the Constitution."; Also available online.
U.S. Geological Survey (publisher)
Mitchell, John, 1711-1768. (creator)
Hawkins.; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.; Le Rouge, Georges-Louis.; Geological Survey (U.S.); United States. Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission. (contributor)
1938
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Relief shown pictorially.; Prime meridian: London and Ferro.; Date in printer statement, in lower right margin: August 15th 1786.; Includes notes and insets of "A particular map of Baffin and Hudson's Bay" and "The passage by land to California ..."; Library's copy consists of halves of two maps joined. The two right neat lines do not align, but all portions of the map do.
Printed for Robt. Sayer (publisher)
Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805. (creator)
Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794. (contributor)
1783
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Prime meridian: London.; Color coded to show lands of Great Britain, United States, Spain, French fisheries, and Indians.; Cartouche includes scene of British merchants and slaves loading a boat.
Willm. Faden, geographer to the king, Charing Cross (publisher)
Faden, William, 1749-1836. (creator)
1796
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Prime meridian: London.; Relief shown pictorially.; At head of map: Engraved for Bankes's New system of universal geography, published by royal authority.
Printed for C. Cooke (publisher)
Bowen, Thomas, -1790. (creator)
Bankes, Thomas, 1744- (contributor)
[1793?]
map
Prime meridian: London; Mitchell's map is one of the most important cartographic documents in American history. Editions of the map were consulted by the official representatives of Great Britain and the United States during the peace negotiations of 1782 and 1783, and it has frequently been used in subsequent North American boundary disputes.; Inset map: Nouvelle carte de la Baye D' Hudson et de Labrador; Library's copy has "Ticonderoga" misspelled as "Ticonderago" - indicating that sheet 3 is from the second impression.; Library's copy is from the 3rd edition, Mixed Impression, as described in Sellers no. 53. Sheet 3 is from the second impression; the cartouche sheet is probably from the fourth impression.; Watermarks
par le Rouge [...] rue des Grands Augustins (publisher)
Mitchell, John, 1711-1768. (creator)
1777 (contributor)
1777
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Relief shown pictorially.; Prime meridian: Ferro.; "8."; Includes list of contents of "The British Empire in North America."
Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, map &c. sea chartsellers (publisher)
Dunn, Samuel, -1794. (creator)
Carver, Jonathan, 1710-1780.; Jefferys, Thomas, -1771.; Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm) (contributor)
1776
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Relief shown pictorially and by soundings..; Prime meridian: Paris.; Locates French (existing and abandoned), English and Spanish forts.; Watermark.; Probably issued with: Remarques sur la Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale, comprise entre le 28e et le 72e dégré de latitude, avec une description geographique de ces parties / par M. Bellin.; This map is also in Jacques Nicolas Bellin, Hydrographie francaise, Paris, vol. 2 no. [15].
n.p (publisher)
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772. (creator)
1755
map
Prime meridian: London; Mitchell's map is one of the most important cartographic documents in American history. Editions of the map were consulted by the official representatives of Great Britain and the United States during the peace negotiations of 1782 and 1783, and it has frequently been used in subsequent North American boundary disputes.; Inset map: Nouvelle carte de la Baye D' Hudson et de Labrador; Library's copy has "Ticonderoga" misspelled as "Ticonderago" - indicating that sheet 3 is from the second impression.; Library's copy is from the 3rd edition, Mixed Impression, as described in Sellers no. 53. Sheet 3 is from the second impression; the cartouche sheet is probably from the fourth impression.; Watermarks
par le Rouge [...] rue des Grands Augustins (publisher)
Mitchell, John, 1711-1768. (creator)
1777 (contributor)
1777
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Relief shown pictorially and by hachures.; Covers North America from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Gulf of Mexico, west nearly to the Rocky Mountains.; Probably from atlas pub "A Paris Ches Lattré Graveur rüe S. Jacques--a la Ville de Bordeaux, 1762.
[Chez Lattré] (publisher)
Bonne, Rigobert, 1727-1794. (creator)
Lattré, Jean. (contributor)
[1762]
map
Prime meridian: London; Mitchell's map is one of the most important cartographic documents in American history. Editions of the map were consulted by the official representatives of Great Britain and the United States during the peace negotiations of 1782 and 1783, and it has frequently been used in subsequent North American boundary disputes.; Inset map: Nouvelle carte de la Baye D' Hudson et de Labrador; Library's copy has "Ticonderoga" misspelled as "Ticonderago" - indicating that sheet 3 is from the second impression.; Library's copy is from the 3rd edition, Mixed Impression, as described in Sellers no. 53. Sheet 3 is from the second impression; the cartouche sheet is probably from the fourth impression.; Watermarks
par le Rouge [...] rue des Grands Augustins (publisher)
Mitchell, John, 1711-1768. (creator)
1777
map
Prime meridian: London; Mitchell's map is one of the most important cartographic documents in American history. Editions of the map were consulted by the official representatives of Great Britain and the United States during the peace negotiations of 1782 and 1783, and it has frequently been used in subsequent North American boundary disputes.; Inset map: Nouvelle carte de la Baye D' Hudson et de Labrador; Library's copy has "Ticonderoga" misspelled as "Ticonderago" - indicating that sheet 3 is from the second impression.; Library's copy is from the 3rd edition, Mixed Impression, as described in Sellers no. 53. Sheet 3 is from the second impression; the cartouche sheet is probably from the fourth impression.; Watermarks
par le Rouge [...] rue des Grands Augustins (publisher)
Mitchell, John, 1711-1768. (creator)
1777
map
Prime meridian: London; Mitchell's map is one of the most important cartographic documents in American history. Editions of the map were consulted by the official representatives of Great Britain and the United States during the peace negotiations of 1782 and 1783, and it has frequently been used in subsequent North American boundary disputes.; Inset map: Nouvelle carte de la Baye D' Hudson et de Labrador; Library's copy has "Ticonderoga" misspelled as "Ticonderago" - indicating that sheet 3 is from the second impression.; Library's copy is from the 3rd edition, Mixed Impression, as described in Sellers no. 53. Sheet 3 is from the second impression; the cartouche sheet is probably from the fourth impression.; Watermarks
par le Rouge [...] rue des Grands Augustins (publisher)
Mitchell, John, 1711-1768. (creator)
1777
map
Prime meridian: London; Mitchell's map is one of the most important cartographic documents in American history. Editions of the map were consulted by the official representatives of Great Britain and the United States during the peace negotiations of 1782 and 1783, and it has frequently been used in subsequent North American boundary disputes.; Inset map: Nouvelle carte de la Baye D' Hudson et de Labrador; Library's copy has "Ticonderoga" misspelled as "Ticonderago" - indicating that sheet 3 is from the second impression.; Library's copy is from the 3rd edition, Mixed Impression, as described in Sellers no. 53. Sheet 3 is from the second impression; the cartouche sheet is probably from the fourth impression.; Watermarks
par le Rouge [...] rue des Grands Augustins (publisher)
Mitchell, John, 1711-1768. (creator)
1777
map
Prime meridian: London; Mitchell's map is one of the most important cartographic documents in American history. Editions of the map were consulted by the official representatives of Great Britain and the United States during the peace negotiations of 1782 and 1783, and it has frequently been used in subsequent North American boundary disputes.; Inset map: Nouvelle carte de la Baye D' Hudson et de Labrador; Library's copy has "Ticonderoga" misspelled as "Ticonderago" - indicating that sheet 3 is from the second impression.; Library's copy is from the 3rd edition, Mixed Impression, as described in Sellers no. 53. Sheet 3 is from the second impression; the cartouche sheet is probably from the fourth impression.; Watermarks
par le Rouge [...] rue des Grands Augustins (publisher)
Mitchell, John, 1711-1768. (creator)
1777
map
Relief shown pictorially.; "Dedicated to His Maty. William III, King of Great Britain."; English copy of the original French map, published in Utrecht in 1697.; Prime meridian: Ferro.; Includes decorative cartouche.
Printed for M. Bentley, J. Tonson, H. Bonwick, T. Goodwin, and S. Manship (publisher)
Hennepin, Louis, 17th cent. (creator)
1698]
map
Covers the area east of the Mississippi River from James Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Shows the English colonies in North America, towns and cities, Indian villages and tribal territory, forts and relief. Includes German text relating to English and French territorial claims. Place-names are in English.; Relief shown pictorially.; Prime meridians: Ferro and London.
[Curantibus Homannianis heredibus] (publisher)
Homann Erben (Firm) (creator)
Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d', 1697-1782. (contributor)
1777
map
Relief shown pictorially.; "West longitude from London."; "No. 59."; From the author's A complete atlas or distinct view of the known world ... 1752.
Bowen, Emanuel, d. 1767. (creator)
[1752]
map
Prime meridian: Ferro; Relief shown pictorially.; Produced for Universal Magazine.; Shows by color the possessions of the British, French, and Spanish.; Library's copy has portion of lower right border missing; latitude scale is present.
J. Hinton, Univ. Mag. Newgate Street (publisher)
Seale, Richard William (creator)
Hinton, John, d. 1781. (contributor)
[1763]
map
Prime meridian: London; Covers the eastern map of North America from James Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Shows provinces, towns and cities, Indian villages and tribal territory, forts, rivers, the Great Lakes, and fishing banks in the North Atlantic.; Relief shown pictorially.; Includes a table of "Distances of the most Noted Towns, Forts, &c. in North America".
Printed for G. Robinson (publisher)
Lodge, John, d. 1796. (creator)
Jefferys, Thomas, d. 1771.; Robinson, George, 1736-1801. (contributor)
[1778]
map
Relief shown pictorially.; Inset: East Florida continued.
Engrav'd for Baldwin's [sic] New complete & universal system of geography (publisher)
Kitchin, Thomas, d. 1784. (creator)
[1794]
map
Relief shown pictorially.; Unicorn watermark.; In upper left margin: Vol. 3, p. 425.
s.n (publisher)
Stephens. (creator)
[1740?]
Image
Prime meridian: London.; Date taken from acquisition record.; Title is enclosed in an oval; other editions have a circle.; Scale not given, but calculated from latitude.; Probably from an unidentified Morse atlas.; In upper left margin: Plate XXIIII
n.p (publisher)
Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826. (creator)
1790
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Covers the eastern half of North America from Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.; Relief shown pictorially.; Shows boundaries, cities and towns, forts, Indian villages and tribal territory, and "Earl Granville's Property."; "Longitude w. from London."; "The French Incroachments are shewn by Oblique strokes, and their Forts with two Strokes, the English Forts by a single Stroke."; Includes a brief historical note on the English claim to North America and the origins of several colonies.
Lodge, John, -1796. (creator)
1755
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Relief shown pictorially.; Prime meridian: Ferro.; "8."; Includes list of contents of "The British Empire in North America."
Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, map &c. sea chartsellers (publisher)
Dunn, Samuel, -1794. (creator)
Carver, Jonathan, 1710-1780.; Jefferys, Thomas, -1771.; Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm) (contributor)
1776
Image
Relief shown pictorially.; Covers the eastern half of North America from James Bay to Cape Canaveral.; Prime meridian: Ferro.
Printed & sold by A. Dury in Dukes Court, St. Martins Lane (publisher)
Bell, Peter, geor. (creator)
Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d', 1697-1782.; Seale, Richard William.; Dury, Andrew. (contributor)
1768
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Prime meridians: London and Ferro; Explanatory text in German with names on map in English.; Text relates to competing colonial claims and French encroachments.
Homannianorum Heredum (publisher)
Homann Erben (Firm) (creator)
Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d', 1697-1782. (contributor)
1756
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Shows the continent of North America with rivers, Indian settlements, military posts, and cities; political situation indicative of period between the Seven Year's War and the conclusion of the American Revolution.; Title from ornamental cartouche.; Prime meridian: London.; Relief shown pictorially.
s.n. (publisher)
1763
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Relief shown pictorially.; Prime meridian: London.
Publish'd as the Act directs, July 26, 1794, by H.D. Symonds, No. 20, Pater Noster Row (publisher)
Russell, John, active 1733-1795. (creator)
Russell, John, active 1733-1795,; Symonds, H. D. (Henry Delahoy), (contributor)
1794
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Prime meridian: Ferro; Relief shown pictorially.; Later state of this title, with addition of date to title and relocation of publisher's imprint below cartouche.; Table at lower right identifies possessions of European powers.
John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhil, & Carrington Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard (publisher)
Palairet, Jean, 1697-1774. (creator)
Delarochette, L. (Louis), 1731-1802.; Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d', 1697-1782.; Mitchell, John, 1711-1768.; Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772.; Bowles, John, 1701-1779.; Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793. (contributor)
1765
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Relief shown pictorially.; Prime meridian: London.; "Engrav'd for Millar's New Complete & Universal SYSTEM of Geography."; Inset: East Florida continued.
Printed for Alex. Hogg (publisher)
Kitchin, Thomas, 1718-1784. (creator)
Millar, George Henry. (contributor)
1782
Image
Relief shown pictorially.; "Tom XIV. No. 12."
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772. (creator)
1757
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Relief shown pictorially.; Prime meridian: London.; "According to the Patent granted by the King of France to Monsieur Crozat, dated the 14th of Sep. 1712. N.S. and registred in the Parliament of Paris the 24th of the same Month."; From Moll's Atlas geographus: or, a compleat system of geography ancient and modern. London, 1711-1717.; Upper right margin: P. 795. V 11.
J. Nutt (publisher)
Moll, Herman, -1732. (creator)
[1712-1717]
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Relief shown pictorially.; Prime meridian: Ferro.; In lower left: "betwt. no. 55 & 56."; Delineates the British colonies after the French and Indian War; does not show the 1783 U.S.-Canada boundary line. Shows various other boundaries, such as those resulting from charters. Shows false islands in Lake Superior and Indian settlements.; Date taken from acquisition record.; Same map published in 1788.
n.p (publisher)
Blair, John, -1782. (creator)
Kitchin, Thomas, 1718-1784. (contributor)
[1768]
Image
Prime meridians: I'isle de Fer and Paris.; Relief shown by hachures.
n.p (publisher)
Poirson, J. B. (Jean Baptiste), 1760-1831. (creator)
Bartram, William, 1739-1823.; Blondeau, active 18th century-19th century. (contributor)
[1799]
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Shows currents and rhumb lines.; Depths shown by soundings.; Prime meridian: London.; Includes note "To masters of vessels" and table "Astronomical observations."; Includes 6 cross sections under title: Appearances of land in South Carolina / by Nicholas Pocock.
Published by Laurie & Whittle (publisher)
Holland, N. (creator)
Pocock, Nicholas, 1740?-1821.; Laurie & Whittle. (contributor)
1794
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Reissue of Robert Morden's map of [1695] with changes to author, imprint, and replacement of British coat of arms with dedication to Herver.; Dedicated to: Herver Edgly Herver of Clapham.; Engraved by: I. Harris.
[publisher not identified] (publisher)
Senex, John, -1740. (creator)
Harris, I., -1739.; Morden, Robert, approximately 1650-1703. (contributor)
1719
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