Auction 121, Lot 124

"A New Map of the British Dominions in North America; with the Limits of the Governments Annexed thereto by the Late Treaty of Peace, and Settled by Proclamation, October 7th, 1763", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1763 (dated)

Publication: Annual Register

Color: Black & White

11.8 x 9.4 inches
30 x 23.9 cm

A very historical map illustrating the British colonies after the Treaty of Paris that marked the end of the French and Indian War in America. The treaty ended French colonial ambitions in North America with minor exceptions. Spain ceded East and West Florida to Great Britain and France relinquished title to the Louisiana Territory to Spain and established the Mississippi River as the British - Spanish Boundary. The map reflects the claims of the southern colonies that their charters extended to the Mississippi River. Also of interest are the names and locations of many Indian tribes and nations located away from the more populated areas of English settlements. An inset of East Florida on the same scale lies between the coastline and the decorative title cartouche.

References: McCorkle 763.5; Sellers & Van Ee 103; Jolly ANNREG-3.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a folded sheet with a small hole near the west end of Lake Superior. One small marginal fold separation at the top with some toning on folds. There is the usual binding trim at left with enough margin left for framing.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/26/2007