"Nieuwe Kaart van de Grootbrittannische Volkplantingen in Noord America...", Tirion, Isaac
Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada
Period: 1755 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
17.9 x 14.4 inches
45.5 x 36.6 cm
This is a handsome illustration of the British and French possessions at the beginning of the French and Indian War. It is a very detailed map of the disputed region between the Mississippi River and the Appalachian and Allegheny Mountains, which is graphically depicted and delineated by a dashed line for the French claims and a dotted line for the British claims. The frontier forts of both nations are located, as are colonial settlements and Indian villages. The imaginary islands in Lake Superior are evident, including I. Philippeaux, Ponchartrain, and St. Anne. The map was based on information from John Mitchell's great map of North America. This map first appeared in Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwoordige Staat van Groot Brittannie, a two-volume set that was published in 1754-55.
References: McCorkle #755.39 &769.1; Sellers and Van Ee #63.
A sharp impression, issued folding and now flattened with a hint of offsetting and a couple of tiny holes along the folds that have been professionally repaired. There is a binding trim at right that has been professionally replaced with period-correct paper.