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A new map of North America; with the West India Islands. Divided according to the preliminary articles of peace, signed at Versailles, 20, Jan. 1783. Wherein are particularly distinguished the United States, and the several provinces, governments &ca. which compose the British dominions; laid down according to the latest surveys, and corrected from the original materials, of Goverr. Pownall, Membr. of Parliamt, 1783. [cartographic material] 



Place of creation



Printed for Robt. Sayer, map, chart & printseller]

1 map : hand col. ; 50 x 115 on sheet 54 x 120 cm.

Scope and content

Issued shortly after the end of the American Revolutionary War, this map details the newly formed United States, the British dominions in Canada, the French territory of Louisiana, the West Indies, and Spanish holdings in Mexico, Florida, and Central America. Issued originally in 2 sheets, this copy represents the upper portion of the map only.

Cartographic material
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Original can be viewed in the presence o
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Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC175348
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Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection Item #209
Cartographic material
90: Open
209 Item no. assigned by LAC 209
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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

Relief shown pictorially.

Prime meridian: London and Ferro.

Includes historical notes and text.

Includes inset: "A particular map of Baffin and Hudson's Bay," 23 x 26 cm.

Includes a title cartouche. The cartouche, which angles around Bermuda, depicts two stylized American Indians surrounded by the presumed flora and fauna of the new world. These include a small monkey, a parrot, and a jaguar. Above the cartouche is a textual quotation from Article III of the Treaty of Paris, affirming the rights of the United States to access the rich cod fields of Newfoundland's Grand Banks.

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

Cartographic math data
Scale indeterminate (W 95°--W 30°/N 50°--N 27°)

Citation / reference note
Sellers & Van Ee, "LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789", Entry 27
Phillips, Entry 4295, map no 30-31.
NYPL Digital Gallery, Image ID 464852

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC 175348

Exhibitions note
Discovery and Mapping of Upper Canada: An exhibition held at the Canadiana Department, Royal Ontario Museum, May - December 1967.

Subject heading

1. British - America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. North America - Maps - Early works to 1800.


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