AN ACCURATE MAP OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN NTH AMERICA AS SETTLED BY THE PRELIMINARIES IN 1762
Interesting map of the British Colonies in 1762. Covers the area from the Mississippi to Labrador.
This map shows the results of the British victory in the Seven Years War, the American phase of which is known as the French and Indian War. The information is based on the preliminary agreement signed between Great Britain, France and Spain, which was officially signed as the Treaty of Paris in 1763, very shortly after this map appeared. This treaty ceded the entire continent east of the Mississippi River to the British, and this map was issued essentially in order to document for the British public the huge gains that resulted. All of the area in North America that was contested in the war, including Canada -formerly New France-, and the trans-Appalachian region that included the western parts of Virginia, Carolina, and Georgia, are shaded, to contrast with the original British colonies along the Atlantic seaboard. Also included on the map is a inset map of the mouth of the Mississippi River, which the British considered to be an important gateway to their newly won territory.
Excellent hand colour
Very good condition
Important map for North America / United States collectors
code : M4170
Cartographer : John GIBSON
Date : 1762 London
Size : 21*26 cms
availability : Sold
Price : Sold
John Gibson, contemporary to Bellin and Bonne, was an important British cartographer of the late 18th century. He produced thousands of maps and was noted as a skilled engraver and sculptor. Gibson's most important work is the pocket sized 1758 Atlas Minimus. Gibson unfortunately was not as astute in his personal life as he was with the engravers pen and spent much of his life in and out of debtor's prison.