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Place of creation
Printed for Robt. Sayer, map, chart & printseller]
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.
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209 Item no. assigned by LAC 209
Credit Library and Archives Canada.
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.
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Citation / reference note
Phillips, Entry 4295, map no 30-31.
NYPL Digital Gallery, Image ID 464852
Availability of other formats note
1. British - America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. North America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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