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1763 Treaty of Paris Bowen Accurate Map of North America

The 1763 Treaty of Paris rewrites the map of North America

A splendid example of this important map depicting the impact of the 1763 Treaty of Paris on the British and French imperial holdings in North America. This important and long-lived map by Emanuel Bowen was first published in 1755, a banner year for the cartography of North America. As the French & Indian War gathered […]

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Emanuel Bowen, A New and ACCURATE MAP of VIRGINIA & MARYLAND. Laid Down from Surveys and Regulated by Astron.l Observat.ns. [London : William Innys and partners, 1747]

A most attractive mid-18th-century map of Virginia, Maryland and Chesapeake Bay

Uncommon first state of this most attractive 1747 map of Virginia, Maryland and surrounding region, extending from Delaware Bay south to Cape Henry, with the full extent of the Chesapeake and the facing shore of maritime Virginia. Small symbols mark the principal “English Plantations” and native American “Houses and Plantations”. One of the map’s oddities is […]

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Unusual 18th-century map of the British Empire

An interesting map depicting the tremendous reach of the British Empire in the middle of the 18th century. The map depicts the Atlantic basin, including the western portions of Europe and Africa, eastern North America, and the Caribbean. A combination of coloring and underlining are used to indicate British possessions, both present and “ancient.” Extensive […]

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