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 ...

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Description: 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

Bar Code: 789

Creator: Mitchell, John, 1711-1768

Publisher: Mitchell, John, 1711-1768 , Faden, William, 1749-1836

Region Depicted: Eastern U.S. · Eastern Canada

Date Produced: 1775

Date Published: 1775

Language: English

Historical Context: John Mitchell’s map was the only map consulted during the negotiations preceding the Treaty of Paris in 1782-1783. Several editions of the map were annotated with boundary lines marked in red ink. In 1934, Col. Lawrence Martin, then chief of the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, called Mitchell’s map, “the most important map in American history.” Manuscript annotations by J.E. Hawkins, draughtsman of the War Office certifying "that the boundaries transcript notes on this map are a true copy of those shown on the "Red Line" map in the British Museum. J.E. Hawkins, Intelligence Division War Office, 9th September 1898." This fourth edition published by William Faden with a new title reflecting the British defeat of the French and the annexation of Quebec.

Subjects: East (U.S.) · Canada, Eastern · Colonial America · Treaty of Paris, 1783 · American Revolution, 1775-1783

Source Referenced: 136 X 196 cm.

Map Type: Geographical

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Brief Description: Map of the United States, east of the Mississippi River, and Eastern Canada. Includes and inset of Hudson Bay

Physical Description: Hand-applied full color

Insets: A New Map of Hudson's Bay and Labrador from the Late Surveys of those Coasts

Associated Cartouche: 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 b

Donor: Osher