This map contains elements from previous maps; most specifically, the cartouche is copied from De Vaugondy's 1755 map of Canada. The map is hand coloured with the colours showing the British and French possessions of the area covered. The atlas this map is from was published between 1776 and 1784. Sources consulted do not specify which printing this map is from although as the 1st state it was earlier, rather than later in this period.
There are several interesting notes on the founding of the various English settlements covered by the map. The accompanying magazine article points out that the purpose of the map is illustrate the "just" claims of Great Britain and the "encroachments" of the French.
The map includes numerous notations giving the reader some historical and environmental context. Examples of these are: "The climate of this land is a great deal more temperate than Hudsons Bay" for an area in western Ontario north of the Lake of the Woods and "Christian Sea discovered by Jn Monk in 1619" on Baffin Bay.
Important map illustrating the new boundaries established at the end of the French and Indian War with England taking possession of the former French and Spanish Settlements in Canada and Florida. Map extends from the east coast of Newfoundland to East and West Florida, the Bahamas, and inland including the Great Lakes and French Louisiana. NOTE: boundary line indicating the limits of the Hudson's Bay Company, an etching of the fishing banks off Nova Scotia, and a large "Lands Reserved for the Indians" west of the Appalachians. Florida is divided into West and East indicating a territorial dispute with Spain from the ambiguities of the Louisiana Purchase. An inset map depicts Bermuda or Summer Islands. The King's Proclamation is published on page opposite this map in the Gentleman's Quarterly.
An English map displaying a large portion of current day New York State. The compass rose shows lines of true bearing of New York Harbor for sailors. The mapmaker used hachuring to display local mountain ranges, and double-lined rivers to display the major hydrographic systems of the area.
A hand-coloured map of British and French settlements in North America for Hinton's Universal Magazine. The map has unique horizontal colouration not following any specific region: however, the explanation provided in the text on page 145 and following state the colouration distinguishes several provinces. The uncoloured part of the map contains all the territories held by France. The text further explains ceded territories and treaties. The pricked line from Escondido in the Gulf of Mexico through New Hampshire an the Allegany mountains is what the French prescribe as the boundary of English settlements. Dotted lines appear to represent many features including fishing banks, possible borders, possible routes, and other features. The annotation for some forts have white masking. It is difficult to discern where the map states New France to be, although it is possible that it states all of the area west of Québec to belong to the French; South Carolina is split by Georgia; Port Toulouse in Cape Breton is shown before having its name later changed to St. Peter's; territories of various native tribes are written but not delineated; hachuring is used to show some relief, and the Allegheny subset of the Appalachian Mountains is annotated . The cartouche framing the title is exceedingly elaborate depicting a ship with mast and flag, baskets of flowers, many floral objects, a full second ship, many sails in the distance, trees, birds, and an urn. The inset shows a large scale plan of the French fort (Fort Saint-Frédéric) at Crown Point, New York, with a profile view of the tower.
A map of North America after the Treaty of Paris and King George's Royal Proclamation showing territories gained beyond the original 13 colonies to along the Mississippi and in Québec. Although the Proclamation is mentioned, no line is drawn to show its territorial boundaries. The inset map shows the Florida peninsula that is beyond the southern extent of the main map. An elaborate scroll motif cartouche frames the title including authority and date. Map engraved for the History of War story in the Annual Register.