"A Map of the British and French Settlements in North America; [Part the First] Containing Canada, Nova Scotia, New Found Land, New England, Part of New York...", Bowen, Thomas
Subject: Colonial Northeastern United States & Canada
Period: 1755 (published)
Publication: General Magazine of Arts & Sciences
Color: Black & White
19 x 7.4 inches
48.3 x 18.8 cm
This uncommon map is one of two maps issued to accompany a 4-part account of North America. It covers Canada, New England, parts of New York and Pennsylvania, and the Great Lakes. Issued just prior to the French and Indian War, it presents a decidedly British point of view with several interesting boundaries shown, including the Bounds of the Six Nations, the Bounds of Hudson Bay by the Treaty of Utrecht and Northern Bounds of New England by Charter Nov. 3rd 1620, and which extends Westward to the Sth. Sea. The map is filled with other interesting notations and the locations of Indian tribes, villages, forts, and early settlements.
References: Jolly #GENMAS-68; Kershaw #352; McCorkle #755.6; Seller & Van Ee #81.
A crisp impression issued folding, now flattened. The top of the sheet has been remargined with old paper, with a small part of the title replaced in facsimile. A few tiny fold separations have been closed with archival materials.