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Auction 123, Lot 140

"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: Hand Color

11.8 x 9.4 inches
30 x 23.9 cm

Very historical map illustrates 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 with 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 good impression on a sturdy sheet with margins nearly to the neatline on the right and bottom. Issued folding, now flattened with attractive later color.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 2/20/2008