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Auction 188, Lot 104

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

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1762 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

9.8 x 8.3 inches
24.9 x 21.1 cm
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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 & guaranteed 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. Published as a supplement to the December 1762 issue of Gentleman's Magazine.

See also lot 803 for David Jolly's Maps in British Periodicals that lists this map.

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

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper and now flat with an old tape stain along the left border (tape was previously removed). Binding trims at right and bottom left have been extended with old paper.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/22/2022