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Auction 168, Lot 132

"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 Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1763 (dated)

Publication: History of the War in the Annual Register

Color: Black & White

11.9 x 9.5 inches
30.2 x 24.1 cm

This very historical map illustrates the British colonies after the Treaty of Paris and at the 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. A simple compass rose rests in the Atlantic.

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

Condition: B

Issued folding on watermarked paper and now flattened and backed with tissue. There is light offsetting, some uneven toning at right where the map folded into the volume, and a repaired 0.75" binding tear at left.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 6/6/2018