A General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America: Viz. Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New-York, Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Of Aquanishuonigy the Country of the Confederate Indians Comprehending Aquanishuonigy Proper | Map or Atlas | Wisconsin Historical Society

Map or Atlas

A General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America: Viz. Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New-York, Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Of Aquanishuonigy the Country of the Confederate Indians Comprehending Aquanishuonigy Proper

A General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America: Viz. Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New-York, Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Of Aquanishuonigy the Country of the Confederate Indians Comprehending Aquanishuonigy Proper | Map or Atlas | Wisconsin Historical Society
This detailed map of north eastern America shows the boundaries, cities, mountains, rivers, lakes, Native American land and towns, and roads from east of the Mississippi River and north of North Carolina. It includes an inset map "A Sketch of the remaining Part of Ohio R. &c." and three distance charts.  Text throughout the map describe Native American claims, both what they have given to the British and what they maintain, historical and contemporary events, and the state of the rivers, soil, and mountains. Much of this text serves to emphasis Gibson's assessment that the Ohio lands are of great importance and worth defending from French encroachment. Native American lands and settlements, especially the Iroquois Confederacy, are given significant prominence, and Gibson takes great pains to indicate whether the specified tribes side with the French or the English.
DESCRIPTION
This detailed map of north eastern America shows the boundaries, cities, mountains, rivers, lakes, Native American land and towns, and roads from east of the Mississippi River and north of North Carolina. It includes an inset map "A Sketch of the remaining Part of Ohio R. &c." and three distance charts. Text throughout the map describe Native American claims, both what they have given to the British and what they maintain, historical and contemporary events, and the state of the rivers, soil, and mountains. Much of this text serves to emphasis Gibson's assessment that the Ohio lands are of great importance and worth defending from French encroachment. Native American lands and settlements, especially the Iroquois Confederacy, are given significant prominence, and Gibson takes great pains to indicate whether the specified tribes side with the French or the English.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:123468
Creation Date: 1758
Creator Name:Gibson, John
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Collection Name:Map Collection
Genre:Map or Atlas
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:D GX85 1758 E
Original Dimensions:49 x 67 cm, encapsulated
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
"Carefully Copied from the Original Published at Philadelphia, by Mr. Lewis Evans 1755, with some Improvements by J. Gibson."
SUBJECTS
Engraving
Cities and towns
Fox Indians
Iroquois Indians
Northeastern States
Ottawa Indians
Wisconsin
Maps
Mountains
Land use, Rural
War
International relations
Lakes
Mississippi River
Rivers

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