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.
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.
Untitled map detailing land features of Lousiana, Virginia, Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Of note: also indicated are several lands of the Indigenous peoples - Country of the Kanoatinos, Ceuis, Pavis, Padoucas, Ougawas, Sious, and Caomtas Nation. Map extends to the Gulf of Mexico in the south to Lake Huron and Lake Michigan in the north. Niagara Fall is noted between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
A chart of the West Indies by Moll with an inset of La Vera Cruz. A Chart of ye West-Indies or the Islands of America in the North Sea &c. Being ye Present Seat of War Very uncommon map covering the present-day southern United States, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America with an inset of Vera Cruz. The map displays fascinating notations concerning the movements of Spain's wealthy galleons - "The Gallions & Flota usually joining at the Havana, ye whole Armada sails forth for Spain through this Gulf." This route took them into British waters off the coast of Carolina. Directions of trade winds, two compass roses, and rhumb lines make this a very attractive map. This is the later edition that was issued to show the theater for the War of Jenkins's Ear. Relations deteriorated between Spain and England over logging issues in Honduras and the perception by the English that the Spanish were restricting their access to the slave trade in the West Indies. This friction was aggravated by a continuing dispute over the border between Spanish Florida and Georgia. Prime Minister Walpole declared war on Spain in October, 1739. Two compass roses are shown to aid marine navigation for the major ports in the area. Freehand hatching is done for what is assumed to be deeper water, stipling for shoals, crosses for hazards, and arrows show the direction of the trade winds in the area. Vessel tracks of common fleet movements and relevant descriptions are spread throughout the map. A figure/ground contrast is created via hatching on the inside of the coastline. The inset shows a highly generalized view of La Vera Cruz and its harbour.
As designated by the 1763 Treaty of Paris the western boundary of West Florida was the Mississippi River. This was later contested by France and Spain and eventually adjusted eastward. The “proper spot for settlement” is the current location of Baton Rouge. The inset plan demarcates lots and building placements.