A new map of North America, with the British, French, Spanish, Dutch, and Danish dominions on that great continent and the West India islands, 1763
Scope and Contents
The collection contains 26 maps of the New World, dating 1541-1778, which illustrate the progression of European geographic knowledge about Virginia and North America from the 16th through the 18th centuries
- Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794 (Creator, Person)
- Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d', 1697-1782 (Creator, Person)
- Robert de Vaugondy, Didier, 1723-1786 (Creator, Person)
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1 Sheets : 1 map ; 10 inset maps ; hand colored ; 96 x 58 cm
Language of Materials
Materials Specific Details
Scale ca. 1:18,500,000. Relief shown pictorially. Includes title cartouche, "according to the definitive treaty concluded at Paris 10th February 1763, with great improvements from the Sieurs d'Anville & Robert, London. Printed for Rob Sayer Map and Printseller at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street." Shows anchorages, currents, and routes of navigation along the coast. Includes historical notes, text, 10 insets of harbors, and a table showing that "North America is divided into the continent & the islands" according to geography and politics.
London : Robert Sayer, 1763