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Description

Detailed map showing the region from Lake Erie to the Gulf Coast and the western edge of the Chesapeake, centered on the Mississippi River Valley.

In addition to focusing on the French regions of North America, the map provides an excellent treatment of the Indian Tribes in the region.

Published after the conclusion of the French and Indian War, the map shows the British and Spanish claims in the region formerly belonging to France, with Britain owning the land east of the Mississippi, including Spanish Florida. To compensate her ally Spain for the loss of Spanish Florida, France gave Spain the land west of the Mississippi. The map is filled with detail, such as the Extensive Meadows Full of Buffaloes located north of the Missouri River and the Country Full of Mines noted in present-day Tennessee. The map is adorned with typically delicate and lovely cartouche engraved by Kitchin.

Reference
Jolly Lond-245.