North America from the French of Mr. D'Anville, improved with the back settlements of Virginia and course of Ohio / Illustrated with geographical and historical remarks.


Creator: Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d', 1697-1782
Title: North America from the French of Mr. D'Anville, improved with the back settlements of Virginia and course of Ohio / Illustrated with geographical and historical remarks.
Date: 1755/1760
Map Number: hmap1755a5
Scale: Scale [ca. 1:6,250,000]
Original Material: 1 map : col. ; 45 x 50 cm.
Publication Data: [London] : Published according to Act by Thos. Jefferys, geographer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales near Charing Cross
Description: English cartographer Thomas Jefferys (d. 1771) printed this map in May 1755, at an early stage in the French and Indian War. He based this map on the earlier Amérique Septentrionale (1746), by the French cartographer Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1692-1782). Largely serving the purposes of wartime propaganda, the map depicts, outlined in yellow, French inroads into the rich, fur-bearing regions around the Great Lakes. Accompanying text details the histories of "English Title to their Settlements on the Continent," and also "French Incroachments (sic)" on the same territory. The text describes the Iroquois Confederacy as British subjects, in accordance with the Treaty of Utrecht (1713), and mentions that these Natives are available as British allies against the French in North America.
Texts: "French Incrouchments," upper left; "English Title to their Settlements...", lower right.
Shows the East coast from Labrador to northern Florida, and the interior as far west as the Mississippi River Valley.
Relief shown pictorially.
From: Jefferys, T. The Natural and Civil History of the French Dominion in N. & S. America. London, 1760, Part I, p. 134.
DeRenne, 1207.
Subjects: North America--Maps--Early works to 1800 | Great Britain--Colonies--America--Maps--Early works to 1800 | France--Colonies--America--Maps--Early works to 1800
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/hmap/id:hmap1755a5
Repository: Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library