Cartouche, 1775, A Map of the British Colonies in North America with the Roads, Distances, Limits, and extent of the Settlements,

Collection: Map Cartouche Collection

Parent Map: A Map of the British Colonies in North America with the Roads, Distances, Limits, and extent of the Settlements, Humbly Inscribed to the Right Honourable the Earl of Halifax, and the other Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners for Trade & Plantations by Their Lordships most obliged and very humble servant, Jno. Mitchell (Cartouche)

Title: Cartouche, 1775, A Map of the British Colonies in North America with the Roads, Distances, Limits, and extent of the Settlements, Humbly Inscribed to the Right Honourable the Earl of Halifax, and the other Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners for Trade & Plantations by Their Lordships most obliged and very humble servant, Jno. Mitchell

Date Produced: 1775

Date Published: 1775

Language: English

Description: Detailed title cartouche featuring cherubs, Native Americans, plants, fishing nets and a scene depicting a settlement and harbor.

Historical Context: This cartouche contains several elements sybolizing the American colonies and their abundance of resources. Corn plants and a palm tree bearing fruit frame the sides, while Native Americans look up towards two cherubs holding a sheild and crest below a Union Jack. In the background is a scene with a settlement and goods being prepared for import by the ships anchored in the harbor.

Cartouche Elements: Industry , Native Americans , Ships , Boats , Trade , Agriculture , Corn , Fishing , Crest

Subjects: Cartouches, Ornamental (Decorative arts) · Native Americans · Agriculture · Commerce · Fishing · Crests · Heraldry · Indigenous peoples

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