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Auction 125, Lot 131

"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

This very historical map illustrates the British colonies after the Treaty of Paris and the conclusion 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, France relinquished the title to the Louisiana Territory to Spain, and the Mississippi River was established 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 rococo-style title cartouche.

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

Condition: A

This folding map has just a hint of offsetting, otherwise a fine example with dark, early impression. Close trimmed at top and bottom left for binding, as issued. Folded as issued. It is printed on hand laid paper with two circular watermarks.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/24/2008