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Marvelous map of the United States and Canada, which would appear to be an early reduced copy of John Mitchell's map. Notably, many of the more interesting annotation derive directly from the Mitchell's map, and the color scheme is reminiscent of early Mitchell maps. The bounadries of Virginia, North Carolin, Souther Carolina and Georgia extend to the Mississippi, although there is a very curious identification of the region south of Georgia which is noted as The South Part of South Carolina. Earl Granville's Property is noted and showing extending from Albermarle Sound to the Mississippi. At least 30 early French and English forts are show, with a large inste oplan of Fort Frederick at Crown Point, built by the French in 1731. The map includes a number of historical notes, including the Virginia-New England border of 1606, The Carolina Charter boundary of 1665, The Limits Stipulated in1738 for Georgia, the Bounds of Hudson's Bay by the Treaty of Utrecht, the North Bounds of New England by Chart of 1620 (extending toward the Pacific Ocean to the west of Lake Superior), etc. The course of the Ohio or Fair River is derived driectly from the Mitchell. The Prov of Maine and Massachusetts Bay appear, with East and West New Jersey delineated, but named only New Jersey. Delaware County appearsz as part of Pennsylvania. Gorgeouns color. A bit of offsetting from the carouche, but in all a fine example of this rare and highly decorative map.