A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye continent of North America : containing Newfoundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania, Maryland, Virginia and Carolina ...

Collection: Smith Sheet Map Collection

Title: A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye continent of North America : containing Newfoundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania, Maryland, Virginia and Carolina according to the newest and most exact observations by Herman Moll, geographer

Barcode: 4716

Creator: Moll, Herman, -1732

Publisher: Moll, Herman, -1732

Region Depicted: Middle Atlantic States · New England · Eastern Canada · Newfoundland and Labrador · Nova Scotia · Maine · New Hampshire · Vermont · Massachusetts · New York · Rhode Island · New Jersey · Pennsylvania · Maryland · Delaware · Virginia · North Carolina · South Carolina · Ontario · Québec (Province)

Date Produced: 1715

Date Published: 1715

Language: English

Historical Context: The beaver vignette is famous among map enthusiasts from its later reuse by Herman Moll for this two-sheet map of the British colonies in North America. Protected within the covers of the many editions of Moll’s atlas,The World Described (London, 1715-1732), this map survives in far greater numbers than does De Fer’s wall map. It is therefore Moll’s map that is known to collectors and dealers as “the Beaver Map.” More information on maps and beavers can be found in our Of Maps and Beavers exhibit section: http://oshermaps.org/exhibitions/american-treasures/i-maps-and-beavers

Subjects: Moll, Herman, -1732 · Middle Atlantic States · New England · Canada, Eastern · Colonial America · Early maps · Newfoundland and Labrador · Nova Scotia · Maine · New Hampshire · Vermont · Massachusetts · New York · Rhode Island · New Jersey · Pennsylvania · Maryland · Delaware · Virginia · North Carolina · South Carolina · Ontario · Québec (Province)

Map Type: Geographical, Political

Dimensions: 100 x 60 cm.

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: Dedicated to Walter Dowglass who governed the Leeward Islands.

Brief Description: Map showing North America, Canada, and United States of America with inset maps.

Physical Description: 1 map: colored

Insets: A map of the improved part of Carolina , A map of the principal part of North America , A draught of ye town and harbour of Charles Town , Louisiana

Theme: From Colonies to Local Control: Mapping North America, 1494 to 1867

Associated Cartouche: A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye continent of North America ... (Cartouche)

Associated Map Imagery: A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye continent of North America ... (Map Imagery)

Collection/Donor: Smith

Permanent URL: http://www.oshermaps.org/map/4716.0001