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A map of the middle British colonies in North America : first published by Mr. Lewis Evans, of Philadelphia, in 1755; and since corrected and improved, as also extended, with the addition of New England, and bordering parts of Canada; from actual surveys now lying at the Board of Trade

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Creator

Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805

Date

1776

Name on Item

by T. Pownall, mp. ;engraved by Jas. Turner in Philadelphia.

Publisher

Printed & published according to Act of Parliament for J. Almon in Picadilly

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:2,350,000]

Language

English

Location

Boston Public Library

Collection (local)

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection

Subjects
  • Northeastern States--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Middle Atlantic States--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Great Britain--Territories and possessions--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Middle Atlantic
  • North and Central America
  • Northeastern United States
  • United States
Extent

1 map ; 49 x 80 cm.

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • No known restrictions on use.
Notes
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Prime meridian: London and Philadelphia.
  • Includes text, list of townships, distance charts, and inset "A sketch of the remaining part of Ohio R. &c."
  • Conservation of this piece was funded by Lavinia Lee Witt Touchton of Tampa, Florida in memory of her father, Currie B. Witt, whose study of Benjamin Franklin was a positive influence in his life.
  • Boston Public Library copy in portfolio with a map of the Gulf Stream once belonging to Benjamin Franklin. Note reads: "These maps belonged to a lot brought by Dr. Franklin from Europe, and are given to this Library by Dr. Thomas Hewson Bache, 233 South 13th St., Phil. Recd. this Dr. S.A. Green."

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