Displayed here is the second state of J.B. Eliot's map of the newly formed republic, produced in 1778. This map closely resembles Louis Brion de la Tour's "Carte du théatre de la guerre entre les Anglais et les Américans" in appearance. Eliot's map is one of the first to recognize the name of the newly formed United States, "Etats Unis," as seen by the inclusion of the phrase in the title cartouche, referring to Eliot's title of U.S. Engineer under his name. In this regard, Eliot's map is related to another map recognizing the newly named United States, namely Vaugondy's "Carte du Canada et des Etats-Unis de l'Amérique Septentrionale." Both maps were published in 1778, and both incorporate the phrase "Etats Unis" in their title cartouches, however, it is unclear which map was actually produced first.
Eliot, J. B.
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dressée par J. B. Eliot, ingénieurs des Etats Unis.
Scale [ca. 1:1,430,000]
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection at Mount Vernon
1 map : hand col. ; 68 x 50 cm.
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