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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm)
Date:
1776
Short Title:
A General Map of the Northern British Colonies in America.
Publisher:
Sayer and Bennett
London
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
50
Obj Width cm:
67
Scale 1:
3,700,000
Note:
In outline color. Above the map reads, "The Seat of War, in the Northern Colonies containing the Province of Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova-Scotia, New-England, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, &ca."
Reference:
P1206; Streeter 73; Nebenzahl Atlas of the American Revolution p.11-17.
State/Province:
Newfoundland; Nova Scotia; Quebec; U.S. North East
Event:
American Revolution
Full Title:
A General Map of the Northern British Colonies in America, which comprehends the Province of Quebec, the Government of Newfoundland, Nova-Scotia, New-England and New-York. from the Maps Published by the Admiralty and Board of Trade, Regulated by the Astronomic and Trigonometric Observations of Major Holland, and Corrected from Governor Pownall's Late Map 1776. London: Printed for Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennett ... 14th August 1776.
List No:
0875.003
Series No:
8
Engraver or Printer:
Holland, Major; Pownall, Governor
Publication Author:
Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm)
Pub Date:
1776
Pub Title:
The American Military Pocket Atlas; Being An approved Collection of Correct Maps, Both General and Particular, of The British Colonies; Especially those which now are, or probably may be The Theatre of War: Taken principally from the actual Surveys and judicious Observations of Engineers De Brahm and Romans; Cook, Jackson, and Collet; Maj. Holland, and other Officers, Employed in His Majesty's Fleets and Armies. London. Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennet, Map and Print-Sellers (No. 53) Fleet-street.
Pub Reference:
P1206; Streeter 73; Nebenzahl Atlas of the American Revolution p.11-17.
Pub Note:
This small hand atlas has six early maps, three of which are particularly important to the mapping of the American Revolution: The Seat of War in the Northern Colonies and The seat of War in the Middle British Colonies (both derived from the Evans/Pownall maps), and the Seat of War in the Southern Colonies (by Bernard Romans). Nicknamed the "Holster Atlas" because it was made for the used of British army officers. All maps in outline color, folded and bound into book with paper covered boards and quarter leather with "American Pocket Atlas" stamped in gilt on the spine.
Pub List No:
0875.000
Pub Type:
National Atlas
Pub Maps:
6
Pub Height cm:
22
Pub Width cm:
14
Image No:
0875003
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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A General Map of the Northern British Colonies in America, which comprehends the Pro…