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 | Map or Atlas | Wisconsin Historical Society

Map or Atlas

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

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 | Map or Atlas | Wisconsin Historical Society
One of Herman Moll's most famous maps, often referred to as The Beaver Map for its elaborate engraved inset depicting and describing beavers building a dam. This map shows the British territories in North America and includes four inset maps: "The Gulf of Mexico"; "A Map of the Improved Part of Carolina"; "A Draught of Ye Town and Harbour of Charles-Town"; "a Map of the Principal Part of North America." There are numerous blocks of texts describing various features and intellectual interests such as the Iroquois Nation, and the postal routs of the colonies, and the recent restrictions placed on French fishing off the coast of Newfoundland. Of some interest, Moll, despite his well documented anti-French and pro-British bias, chose to label Lake Ontario as "Frontignac Lake," a name used by some French cartographers.
DESCRIPTION
One of Herman Moll's most famous maps, often referred to as The Beaver Map for its elaborate engraved inset depicting and describing beavers building a dam. This map shows the British territories in North America and includes four inset maps: "The Gulf of Mexico"; "A Map of the Improved Part of Carolina"; "A Draught of Ye Town and Harbour of Charles-Town"; "a Map of the Principal Part of North America." There are numerous blocks of texts describing various features and intellectual interests such as the Iroquois Nation, and the postal routs of the colonies, and the recent restrictions placed on French fishing off the coast of Newfoundland. Of some interest, Moll, despite his well documented anti-French and pro-British bias, chose to label Lake Ontario as "Frontignac Lake," a name used by some French cartographers.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:123216
Creation Date:circa 1720
Creator Name:Moll, Herman
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Collection Name:Map Collection
Genre:Map or Atlas
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:D GX81 1715 M
Original Dimensions:101 x 60 cm
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
See image ID: 78530 for a close up of the illustrated beaver inset.
SUBJECTS
Beavers
Engraving
Cities and towns
Iroquois Indians
Maps
International relations
Fishing
Postal service
Harbors
Lakes
Ocean
Rivers

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