A Map of the British Plantations on the Continent of North America: According to the Notes and Improvements of Mr. Bolton, Made in the Original of Mr. Danville; With the History of each Colony in the Margin | Map or Atlas | Wisconsin Historical Society

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A Map of the British Plantations on the Continent of North America: According to the Notes and Improvements of Mr. Bolton, Made in the Original of Mr. Danville; With the History of each Colony in the Margin

A Map of the British Plantations on the Continent of North America: According to the Notes and Improvements of Mr. Bolton, Made in the Original of Mr. Danville; With the History of each Colony in the Margin | Map or Atlas | Wisconsin Historical Society
This map shows the cities, plantations, lakes, rivers, mountains, Native American territories and colonial borders of the Eastern half of North America, placing particular emphasis on how far west the British colonies extend. The cartouche is elaborately decorated, and the map includes notes on the Six Indian Nations, and "unjust and false" claims of French mapmakers. Along the edge of the map, Overton placed notes on each of the colonies and Newfoundland, which gives various information on each, including soil, crops, imports and exports, history, how the land was acquired from or purchased from the Native Americans, and (especially in the paragraph on Virginia) the "depredations" of the French.
DESCRIPTION
This map shows the cities, plantations, lakes, rivers, mountains, Native American territories and colonial borders of the Eastern half of North America, placing particular emphasis on how far west the British colonies extend. The cartouche is elaborately decorated, and the map includes notes on the Six Indian Nations, and "unjust and false" claims of French mapmakers. Along the edge of the map, Overton placed notes on each of the colonies and Newfoundland, which gives various information on each, including soil, crops, imports and exports, history, how the land was acquired from or purchased from the Native Americans, and (especially in the paragraph on Virginia) the "depredations" of the French.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:123332
Creation Date:circa 1757
Creator Name:Overton, Henry
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Collection Name:Map Collection
Genre:Map or Atlas
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:D GX81 1755 O9
Original Dimensions:45 x 50 cm., on sheet 48 x 75 cm
SUBJECTS
Engraving
Cities and towns
Iroquois Indians
Maps
Mountains
International relations
Lakes
Rivers

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