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Mitchell, John
A MAP OF THE BRITISH AND FRENCH DOMINIONS IN NORTH AMERICA  WITH THE ROADS, DISTANCES, LIMITS AND EXTENT OF THE SETTLEMENTS. LONDON: PRINTED FOR JEFFERYS AND FADEN GEOGRAPHERS TO THE KING, PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR, 1755 [BUT CA. 1773]
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100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 USD
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Mitchell, John
A MAP OF THE BRITISH AND FRENCH DOMINIONS IN NORTH AMERICA  WITH THE ROADS, DISTANCES, LIMITS AND EXTENT OF THE SETTLEMENTS. LONDON: PRINTED FOR JEFFERYS AND FADEN GEOGRAPHERS TO THE KING, PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR, 1755 [BUT CA. 1773]
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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Mitchell, John
A MAP OF THE BRITISH AND FRENCH DOMINIONS IN NORTH AMERICA  WITH THE ROADS, DISTANCES, LIMITS AND EXTENT OF THE SETTLEMENTS. LONDON: PRINTED FOR JEFFERYS AND FADEN GEOGRAPHERS TO THE KING, PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR, 1755 [BUT CA. 1773]
Engraved wall map (54 1/8 x 77 3/8 in.; 1375 x 1967 mm) on eight sheets, dissected into 32 sections and mounted on linen, contemporary outline and partial handcoloring, inset "New Map of Hudson's Bay and Labrador from the late Surveys of those Coasts."

Handsomely framed and glazed with UVIII Plexiglass. A few spots of abrasion with occasional minor loss at corners of about 8 of the dissected parts.


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Literature

Degrees of Latitude 33 (state 5); Rumsey 2842 (second edition); Stephenson in A la carte, p. 109–110; Stevens-Tree 54d

Catalogue Note

THE PRIMARY POLITICAL TREATY MAP IN AMERICAN HISTORY; third edition, first impression. Regarded by many authorities as the most important map in the history of American cartography, twenty-one editions and impressions of the map appeared between 1755 and 1781.

John Jay used a copy of the third edition during the negotiations of what would become the Treaty of Paris (1783). It continued to be consulted in boundary disputes throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and even into the twentieth. It was used in the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842, the Quebec boundary definition of 1871, the Canada-Labrador case (1926) and the Delaware-New Jersey dispute (1932), among others.

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York