Date: 1756 (1909)
Size: 134x196 cm (52¾x77")
Title: 'A Map of the British Colonies in North America with the Roads, Distances, Limits and Extent of the Settlements, Humbly Inscribed to the Right Honourable The Earl of Halifax, And the other Right Honourable The Lords Commissioners for Trade & Plantations, By their Lordships Most Obliged and very humble servant Jn. Mitchell...'
Photographic facsimile, backed with linen, sectioned for folding; modern slipcase, in very good condition.
Photographic facsimile of the original 1774 fourth English edition of the map first published in 1755. This facsimile was issued in 1909 as map no. 23 to accompany "North Atlantic Fisheries Arbitration", London, 1909. The original map from which the facsimile was made belonged to George III and some of manuscript notations are in his hand. A full-size facsimile of one of the seminal maps in American history.
Further Notes from the Files of Warren Heckrotte:
Full title: A Map of the British Colonies in North America with the Roads, Distances, Limits and Extent of the Settlements, Humbly Inscribed to the Right Honourable The Earl of Halifax, And the other Right Honourable The Lords Commissioners for Trade & Plantations, By their Lordships Most Obliged and very humble servant Jn. Mitchell. | Tho: Kitchin Sculp. | Printed for Jefferys and Faden Geographers to the King at the Corner of St. Martins Lane Charing cross London. | Publish'd by the Author Febry. 13th 1755 according to Act of Parliament. | [on printed slip pasted on:] Map No. 23 Photo Reproduction of Mitchell's Map of North America 1755 Note: The map from which this reproduction is made is deposited in the British Museum. The Boundary lines with the accompanying M.S. words : ---, together with certain other written words, were probably added to the map at some date not earlier than 1782. Accompanying British Case re North Atlantic Fisheries | [ London 1909 ]
Provenance: F. Edwards, 5/69
References: Phillips 10284. Fite and Freeman, plate 74 ( Rep of original ). Ristow, A la Carte, pp 102-113. Goss, The Mapping of America, Map 59 (Rep of original ).
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