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Carte du théatre de la guerre actuel entre les Anglais et les Treize Colonies Unies de l'Amerique Septentrionale

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.

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Creator

Eliot, J. B.

Contributor

Mondhare (Firm)

Date

1778

Name on Item

dressée par J. B. Eliot, ingénieurs des Etats Unis.

Publisher

Chez Mondhare

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:1,430,000]

Language

French

Location

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Collection (local)

Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection at Mount Vernon

Subjects
  • Northeastern States--History--18th century--Maps
Places
  • North and Central America
  • Northeastern United States
  • United States
Extent

1 map : hand col. ; 68 x 50 cm.

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
Notes
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Shows area from Quebec City to Chesapeake Bay.
  • Decorative title cartouche depicting a battle.

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