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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Mitchell, John
Date:
1757
Short Title:
Map of the British and French Dominions in North America.
Publisher:
John Mitchell
London
Type:
Case Map
Obj Height cm:
135
Obj Width cm:
193
Scale 1:
2,000,000
Note:
This is the second edition of this important map, dated 1755 but published in 1757, according to the British Museum. The only change from the first issue is the addition of several panels of interesting text in ocean. The original eight printed sheets of the map are here assembled in two large panels (each with four sheets) each dissected into 36 sections and mounted on linen. Uncolored, as issued. In the sixth line of the first column of the text this issue is referred to as the Second Edition One of the most important maps in American history, it went through five editions (see Stevens). We believe this second edition is scarcer than the other editions as it appears less often on the market. Compare to the first French edition of 1856 (our copy) regarding the conflicting claims of the British and French to American territory.
Reference:
Stevens 54(c), Stephenson (A la Carte) p109.
World Area:
North America
Full Title:
A Map of the British and French Dominions in North America with the Roads, Distances, Limits and Extent of the Settlements.
List No:
2842.000
Series No:
1
Publication Author:
Mitchell, John
Pub Date:
1757
Pub Title:
A Map of the British and French Dominions in North America with the Roads, Distances, Limits and Extent of the Settlements.
Pub Reference:
Stevens 54(c), Stephenson (A la Carte) p109.
Pub Note:
2nd edition, with text in ocean. In two large panels (each with four sheets) each dissected into 36 sections and mounted on linen. Although dated 1755, it was published in 1757, according to the British Museum. Uncolored, as issued. In the sixth line of the first column of the text this issue is referred to as the Second Edition. One of the most important maps in American history, it went through five editions (see Stevens). We believe this second edition is scarcer than the other editions as it appears less often on the market. Compare to the first French edition of 1856 (our copy) regarding the conflicting claims of the British and French to American territory.
Pub List No:
2842.000
Pub Type:
Case Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
135
Pub Width cm:
193
Image No:
2842000
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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