A NEW MAP OF NORTH AMERICA WITH THE WEST INDIA ISLANDS DIVIDED ACCORDING TO THE PRELIMINARY ARTICLES OF PEACE SIGNED AT VERSAILLES, 20 JAN. 1783 WHEREIN ARE PARTICULARLY DISTINGUISHED THE UNITED STATES. . .GOV. POWNALL. . . . 1783.

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A New Map of North America with the West India Islands Divided according to the Preliminary Articles of Peace Signed at Versailles, 20 Jan. 1783 wherein are particularly Distinguished The United States. . .Gov. Pownall. . . . 1783.

Copper plate engraving, 1794
Four-sheet map, joined. 40 1/8 x 45 5/8 plus margins.
Good condition. Original outline hand coloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 59061
Price: $5,500.00
Publisher : Published by Laurie & Whittle, No. 53 Fleet Street. 12 May 1794.
A highly detailed wall map with a beautiful cartouche depicting American Indians in the upper right portion of the image. In England, this map was the most widely used map of North America for that time period. It shows the boundaries of the United States that were settled at the end of the Revolution at the Treaty of Paris. An inset map in the lower left shows Kino's explorations in lower California which led to the discrediting of California as an island myth. Originally issued in 1755 by Bowen & Gibson, there are at least twelve various issues or states of this map. Over a period of years, there were extensive alterations in the map, title, and cartouche. This particular issue is the eleventh or “k” as described in "Comparative Cartography" by Stevens & Tree. Maps