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A general map of the middle British colonies, in America : viz Virginia, Màriland, Dèlaware, Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New-York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island : of Aquanishuonîgy, the country of the Confederate Indians ; comprehending Aquanishounigy proper, their place of residence, Ohio and Tiuuxsoxruntie, their deer-hunting countries, Couxsaxràge and Skaniadarâde, their beaver-hunting countries ; of the lakes Erie, Ontário and Champlain, and part of New-France: wherein is shewn the antient [sic] and present seats of the Indian nations

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Cartographer

Evans, Lewis, 1700?-1756

Engraver

Turner, James, -1759

Dedicatee

Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805

Date

1755

Name on Item

by Lewis Evans ; engraved by Jas. Turner in Philadelphia

Publisher

Published according to act of Parliament, by Lewis Evans, June 23, 1755, and sold by R. Dodley, in Pall-Mall, London, & by the author in Philadelphia

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:2,250,000]

Language

English

Location

New-York Historical Society

Collection (local)

New-York Historical Society Collection

Subjects
  • United States--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Canada, Eastern--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Northeastern States--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Canada
  • North and Central America
  • Northeastern United States
  • United States
Extent

1 map : engraving ; 50 x 67 cm, on sheet 52 x 69 cm

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • No known restrictions on use.
Notes
  • Prime meridian: London and Philadelphia.
  • Relief shown by hachures.
  • From Evans, L. Geographical, historical, political, philosophical and mechanical essays, Philadelphia, 1755.
  • Inset: A sketch of the remaining part of Ohio R. &c.
  • "To the honourable Thomas Pownall Esqr. Permit me, Sir, to pay you this tribute of gratitude. for the great assistance you have given me in this map ... Your most obedient, and most humble servant, Evans."
  • "Explanation to the italic capitals."
  • "The Confederates, July 19, 1701, at Albany, surrendered this their beaver-hunting country to the English ..."
  • "The Confederates, formerly of 5, now of 7 Nations, called by the French Iroquois, consist of 1 Caniigaes or Mohocks, 2 Onoyuts, 3 Onondagaes, 4 Cayugaes, 5 Chemandoanes or Senecas, 6 Tuscaroras, 7 Sisisogaes."

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