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.
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.
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.
Tooley calls this a foundational map of North America and the first to revert to the southern part of California as a peninsula since the early 1600's. It uses outline color to depict the colonial possessions although the colors used are not consistent or explained between examined online copies of this exact state.
Although produced originally in outline color, the cartouches have been expertly colored post-publication. Contains information about trading posts around and to the west of Hudson's Bay. Native American regions are also indicated.
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.
Although Walter has a notation on the map of c.1745, research definitely marks this as the 4th State with the extension of the fishing banks to Cape Race and the added stippling of the fishing banks. This state was published unchanged in the English Pilot. 4th Book from 1753-1775.