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Stock# 48313
Description

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 map, and the color scheme is reminiscent of early Mitchell maps. The boundaries of Virginia, North Carolina, Southern 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 shown extending from Albermarle Sound to the Mississippi.

At least 30 early French and English forts are shown, with a large inset plan 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 directly from the Mitchell. The Provinces of Maine and Massachusetts Bay appear, with East and West New Jersey delineated, but named only New Jersey. Delaware County appears as part of Pennsylvania.