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Auction 102, Lot 104

"The British Governments in Nth. America laid down agreeable to the Proclamation of Octr. 7, 1763", Gibson, John

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1763 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

9.3 x 8 inches
23.6 x 20.3 cm
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This great little map was designed to illustrate the new boundaries established at the end of the French and Indian War when England came into possession of the former French and Spanish settlements in Canada and Florida. It covers the east coast from Newfoundland down the coast to east and west Florida, the Bahamas, inland including the Great Lakes and French Louisiana. Lands reserved for the Indians are shown west of the Appalachians. Large inset "Bermuda or Summer Islands." Compass rose with the fluer-de-lys. Issued in the December issue.

References: Jolly GENT-170; Fite & Freeman #55, p. 218-221; McCorkle #763.3; Sellers & Van Ee #110.

Condition: B

Folding, as issued with a little toning. Trimmed at lower border into neatline, as issued.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 3/5/2003