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Map of the British Colonies in North America, illustrating the geo-political results of the French & Indian War. The map covers the area from Labrador to Florida and over to the Mississippi. The map graphically depicts "The Countries shaded with lines are those formerly claimed or possessed by France and Spain and are now absolutely ceded & guaranteed to Great Britain." The colonies of Virginia and Carolina are now shown with their western boundaries on the Mississippi. The Six Nations with their western boundary are shown occupying the Great Lakes region.
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Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Credit Library and Archives Canada.
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Engraver: Gibson, John, fl. 1750-1792.
Includes inset "A Chart of the Entrance of the Mississippi" which is a detailed view of the vicinity of New Orleans. Scale [ca. 1: 1 584 000] 8 x 9 cm.
J. Gibson, sculp appears in bottom right corner.
Prime meridians: London and Ferro.
From the Gentleman's magazine, 1762, vol. 32, pp. 602-603.
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North America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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