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A new and exact map of the dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye continent of North America [cartographic material] : containing Newfoundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania, Maryland, Virginia and Carolina


1715 [1732]

Place of creation



Printed and sold by Thomas Bowles, John Bowles, and I. King

1 map : ill., hand col. ; 100 x 59 cm.

Scope and content

The map represents the eastern coast of America with a statement on the postal system in North America concerning schedule, distance and post offices (top right). The reference to the postal system on North America might be one of the earliest on a map.

Cartographic material
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Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist.
Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC21061
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Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection Item #166
Cartographic material
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166 Item no. assigned by LAC 166
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Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired.

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Originally published as part of: The world described, or a new and correct sett of maps...

Imprint, lower left: "Printed and sold by Tho: Bowles next ye Chapter House in St. Pauls church-yard, John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill, and by I. King at ye Globe in ye Poultrey near Stocks Market." --Kershaw, vol. 2, entry 331, state E

Dedication: "To the Honourable Walter Dowglass, esqr., constituted Captain General and Chief Governor of all ye leeward islands in America by her late Majesty Queen Anne in ye year 1711. This map is most humbly dedicated by your most humble servant Herman Moll Geogr., 1715."

Pictorial relief.

Insets: the Gulf of Mexico; a map of the improved part of Carolina with the settlements &c.; a map of the principal part of North America; a draught of ye town and harbour of Charles-Town; a view of ye industry of ye beavers of Canada...

Custodial history
Part of the Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection purchased by the Public Archives of Canada in 1981.

Related materials
For other copies and additions see: Mikan 3924613 (NMC 26861) ; Mikan 3924629 (NMC 24607) ; Mikan 3923735 (NMC 44359) ; Mikan 3924672 (NMC 117147) ; Mikan 3924753 (NMC 24790) and Mikan 3918923 (e010780107-vx)

Citation / reference note
Phillips, entry 554.
Kershaw, vol. 2, entry 331, state E

Availability of other formats note
Microfiche: NMC 21061
The microfiche version is NMC 21061

Exhibitions note
Over the Rockies: The Discovery & Mapping of the Canadian West 1700-1886. An Exhibition held at the The Royal Ontario Museum, March and April, 1956

Dates of creation note
Date of creation based on the period that John Bowles conducted his business from Cornhill (c.1732) -- Tooley's, vol. 1.

Varying form of title

Subject heading

North America - Maps - Early works to 1800.


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