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A New Map Of The North Part Of America Claimed By France ...
H.Moll - London - - 102 x 61 - Original colour - A good example of this famous two-sheet map of North America. The map represents the principal English cartographic counter-blast to French mapmakers who had depicted France as owning all the land watered by the Mississippi and its tributaries, thus limiting the English to a narrow belt of land along the eastern seaboard. This map shows the English laying claim to larger areas of land including the Carolinas - Moll notes that Cabot's discovery of the land in 1498 under the charge of Henry VII, prior to the French, gives right to an English claim to the land. These rival territorial claims eventually culminated in the French and Indian War (1754-1763), and France's defeat. Referring to Moll's map, Cumming wrote: "This map presents details in the Southeast found in no other printed map ... [including] trading paths, Indian tribes, French, Spanish, and English forts and settlements, rivers and other Topographical ..." features. Inset plans show the harbour of "Annapolis Royal" and the Mississippi and Mobile rivers, while an inset sketch at upper left shows "The Indian Fort: Sasquesahanok". A printed date of 1720 appears in the title cartouche and this example also has the added imprint, "Sold by Tho:Bowles next yr Chapter House in St Pauls Church Yard, Iohn King at ye Globe in ye Poultrey near Stocks Market and Iohn Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill". With margins reinforced and minor repairs to areas of paper weakness. Nevertheless, an impressive and important map.
      [Bookseller: Jonathan Potter Limited]
Last Found On: 2010-11-05           Check availability:      Direct From Bookseller    

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