This is the Dutch version of Jean Palairet and Thomas Kitchen's important map showing the French and English territorial claims on the eve of the French and Indian War. The Palairet/Kitchen map was in turn based on John Mitchell's index of his large, epic map of the region. The map is filled with meticulously engraved detail of towns, forts, roads, and tribal lands. Beautiful original color delineates the French and British colonies and those lands in dispute between the two powers. The French forts are noted with a tiny, red circle around them. The Great Lakes are beautifully illustrated with Lake Superior still sporting the imaginary island of Philippeaux. Title and notations are in both French and Dutch.
References: McCorkle #755.9; Seller & Van Ee #58.
A nice impression with full contemporary color on a thick sheet with margins trimmed to within 1/4" of neatline and a tiny centerfold separation at bottom.