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.
Holland, Samuel, 1728-1801
Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm)
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from the surveys of Capt. Cook & Capt. Carver, regulated by the astronomics & triginometric observations, made by Major Sam. Holland.
Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennett
Scale [ca. 1:3,750,000]
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
1 map : col. ; 47 x 66 cm.
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