That part of America which was… New England NY St Lawrence. GENTS MAG 1757 map

That part of America which was… New England NY St Lawrence. GENTS MAG 1757 map

Product SKU: P-6-103725

Price £274.00

'A map of that part of America which was the principal seat of war in 1756' by Unattributed (1757). Antique copperplate map, 22.5 x 34.0cm, 8.75 x 13.25 inches; Please note that this is a folding map.

The map refers to and shows the theatre/theater of the French and Indian War. It covers much of New England and the Northern Colonies, including upstate New York, and part of the St Lawrence. Printed to inform the British public of the progress of the French & Indian War. At a time when news from the American Colonies travelled slowly, the earliest graphical information available to the British public was usually that printed in periodicals. The map extends from Lake Ontario and Fort Ontario to western Nova Scotia, centered on Lake Champlain and the Iroquois Country. It includes notes on the Treaty of Utrecht and other boundaries, along with the various forts south east of the St. Lawrence River, including Presentation Fort, Fort Oswego, Fort Ontario, Fort St. John, Fort Lewis, Fort Chambli, Fort Fredrick at Crown Point, Fort William Henry, Fort Hunless, Shirley Fort, Sheldon's Fort, Shank's Fort, Fort Dummer, No. 4 or Stephen's Fort, Fort Halifax, Frank Fort, Fort Western, etc. Boston Harbor/harbour is shown. One of the first seat of war maps to illustrate the battles in North America.

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'A map of that part of America which was the principal seat of war in 1756'

The map refers to and shows the theatre/theater of the French and Indian War. It covers much of New England and the Northern Colonies, including upstate New York, and part of the St Lawrence. Printed to inform the British public of the progress of the French & Indian War. At a time when news from the American Colonies travelled slowly, the earliest graphical information available to the British public was usually that printed in periodicals. The map extends from Lake Ontario and Fort Ontario to western Nova Scotia, centered on Lake Champlain and the Iroquois Country. It includes notes on the Treaty of Utrecht and other boundaries, along with the various forts south east of the St. Lawrence River, including Presentation Fort, Fort Oswego, Fort Ontario, Fort St. John, Fort Lewis, Fort Chambli, Fort Fredrick at Crown Point, Fort William Henry, Fort Hunless, Shirley Fort, Sheldon's Fort, Shank's Fort, Fort Dummer, No. 4 or Stephen's Fort, Fort Halifax, Frank Fort, Fort Western, etc. Boston Harbor/harbour is shown. One of the first seat of war maps to illustrate the battles in North America.

DATE PRINTED: 1757    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 22.5 x 34.0cm, 8.75 x 13.25 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Antique copperplate map

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Repaired tears in right margin extending c. 4cm inside the border of the map. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

FOLDING: This is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Unattributed

PROVENANCE: "Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle", by Sylvanus Urban, Gent. London: Printed for D. Henry & R. Cave, at St. John's Gate

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