The lands generally west of Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri divided in two with only one defined boundary between the Missouri Territory in the north stretching to the Pacific and an unnamed expanse of land to the south also stretching to the Pacific. Labels covering this southern land include Texas, New Mexico, California and 'unexplored country'. Aboriginal tribal areas are also indicated.
Represents the New Brunswick / Maine border as settled by the Webster-Ashburton Treaty in 1842. Includes "Old Boundary as Claimed by Great Britain" and "New Boundary Claimed by Great Britain" and "Boundary Claimed by The United States" and "Boundary as Settled by the Treaty Award of the King of Holland".
This map presents an early example of a common issue with atlas maps of the 19th century: once the map has been detached from the atlas, it can be every difficult to determine which atlas it actually came from because plates were resold and re-purposed extensively. In this case there seem to be only 2 choices: the ca.1831 Edinburgh geographical and historical atlas published by Daniel Lizar and the ca.1842 Lizars' Edinburgh geographical general atlas published by William H. Lizars (Daniel's son). According to Phillips (761, 782) the plate numbers are even the same. Walter was certain this was the 1842 version and this is likely the case as the outline colour of our map differs from the outline colour of the 1831 map available on the David Rumsey web site.
Map of Lake George showing various bays, points, and ponds. At tributaries depicted include Shone Creek, Hudson's River, and East Creek. Walking paths demarcated include Dieskan's Path and others unnamed.
In addition to being published on its own, this map appeared in a number of different publications. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography describes Thomas Jefferys as "cartographer, and publisher; produced some of the most important eighteenth-century maps of the Americas; appointed Geographer to George III in December 1760".
Details of the Fort of Oswego, New York State at time of a siege lasting 2 years. The account takes over 6 pages of this journal. Accompanying text explains alpha reference indicated on plan including: Lake Ontario, Small harbour for whale boats, new guard room, swamp, islands, falls, rivers, and falls.
Map depicts the mythical Northwest Sea Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific as proposed by early navigators. Includes tracks and notes from the voyages of Bernarda, Tchirikow, de Aguilar, de Fuca, Behring, and various discoveries and dates referenced only as Russian. Many notes on map, such as: "In this Inlet is an island with a Mountain like a Pillar"; "Land seen by M. Spanberg in 1728 non frequently by the Russians who fetch rich furs from it."; "A great Tract of Land discover'd in '722 to which the Tzutzy fled when they were pursued by the Risses who have not yet subduded them."
Relief shown pictorially on map depicting settlements in North America by 1762. Shaded countries are those formerly claimed or possessed by France and Space and now ceded to Great Britain at the end of the French and Indian War. Capes, bays, and islands are etched including the Great Fishing Bank. Inset map depicts the mouth of the Mississippi.
Map depicts General Amherst's expedition along St. Lawrence River from Quebec to the Thousand Islands and onto the Niagara River, also a plan of the city of Montreal. Included on the map are the names of First Nations such as Iroquois, Senekaa, Cayugaes, etc. An inset map details the plan of the city itself including major streets and fortifications.