General map of the northern British Colonies in America: which comprehends the province of Quebec, the government of Newfoundland, Nova-Scotia, New-England and New-York
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Published by a prominent London firm, this map illustrates the extent of the British colonies in northern North America at the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. Britain was keenly interested in maintaining control of this region because the exportation of furs and cod fish generated sizable income for merchants back in England. Profitable natural resources were abundant in Canada, as suggested by the placement of a North American beaver atop the cartouche, and the detailed depiction of the fishing banks off the coast of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: London. In top margin: "The seat of war, in the northern colonies, containing the province of Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova-Scotia, New-England, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. From the American Military Pocket Atlas. London: Sayer and Bennet, . May be a later state, as described in McCorkel. From the surveys of Capt. Cook & Capt. Carver, regulated by the astronomics & triginometric observations, made by Major Sam. Holland. Cataloging, conservation, and digitization made possible in part by The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. This map can be viewed as a georeferenced overlay in an interactive application made especially for We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence http://d2o8owo4k087al.cloudfront.net/index.html?mapId=45.
|Holland, Samuel, 1728-1801|
|Boston Public Library|
|Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennett London|
|North America--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800|
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