Auction 128, Lot 167

"An Accurate Map of the British Empire in Nth. America as settled by the Preliminaries in 1762", Gibson, John

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1762 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 8 inches
24.1 x 20.3 cm

Covering from Labrador to Florida and west to the Mississippi, this important, historical map details the land settlement that ended the French & Indian War. The map graphically depicts "The Countries shaded with lines are those formerly claimed or possessed by France and Spain and are now absolutely ceded & guaranted [sic] to Great Britain." This long and complex war resulted in Britain gaining New France, the eastern Mississippi basin and Florida. Spain gained New Orleans and retained its Caribbean islands. France also retained its Caribbean islands and Havana. The preliminary treaty illustrated by this map was ratified the following year in the Treaty of Paris. The colonies of Virginia and Carolina are now shown with their western boundaries to the Mississippi River. The Six Nations' boundary extends west to occupy the Great Lakes region. A large inset "Chart of the Entrance of the Mississippi" provides a detailed view of the delta region and the vicinity of New Orleans.

References: Jolly GENT-165; McCorkle #762.1; Seller & Van Ee #92.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened with folds reinforced with tissue on the verso.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/20/2009