Auction 145, 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 [in book] The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politicks, and Literature, for the Year 1763", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Colonial United States & Canada

Period: 1763 (dated)

Publication: Annual Register

Color: Black & White

Size:
5.3 x 8.8 inches
13.5 x 22.4 cm

This very historical map illustrates the British colonies after the Treaty of Paris and at conclusion of the French and Indian War in America. The treaty ended French colonial ambitions in North America with minor exceptions. As a result 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.

The map is still bound into The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politicks, and Literature, for the Year 1763, published by Robert & James Dodsley. In addition to the map of North America, the book includes three other maps showing the Seat of War in Central Europe, Western Europe and India. 307pp. of text including the Proclamation of King George III, which officially ended the war. 8vo, hardbound in quarter-calf over marbled boards with gilt title on spine.

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

Condition: A

Condition code is for the maps, which are in very good condition with binding trims at left and small damp stains confined to the top blank margins. Text pages are deckle-edged and generally clean and tight with occasional minor soiling at the sheet edges. Covers and spine are heavily worn and bumped but intact.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/12/2013

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