Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection
Title: A Map of the British Colonies in North America with the Roads, Distances, Limits, and extent of the Settlements, Humbly Inscribed to the Right Honourable the Earl of Halifax, and the other Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners for Trade & Plantations by Their Lordships most obliged and very humble servant, Jno. Mitchell
Creator: Mitchell, John, 1711-1768
Date Produced: 1775
Date Published: 1775
Historical Context: John Mitchell?s map was the only map consulted during the negotiations preceding the Treaty of Paris in 1782-1783. Several editions of the map were annotated with boundary lines marked in red ink. In 1934, Col. Lawrence Martin, then chief of the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, called Mitchell?s map, ?the most important map in American history.? Manuscript annotations by J.E. Hawkins, draughtsman of the War Office certifying "that the boundaries transcript notes on this map are a true copy of those shown on the "Red Line" map in the British Museum. J.E. Hawkins, Intelligence Division War Office, 9th September 1898." This fourth edition published by William Faden with a new title reflecting the British defeat of the French and the annexation of Quebec.
Map Type: Geographical
Dimensions: 136 X 196 cm.
Printing Process: Engraving
Printing Technique: Copper
Material Type: Paper
Brief Description: Map of the United States, east of the Mississippi River, and Eastern Canada. Includes and inset of Hudson Bay
Physical Description: Hand-applied full color
Associated Cartouche: A Map of the British Colonies in North America with the Roads, Distances, Limits, and extent of the Settlements, Humbly Inscribed to the Right Honourable the Earl of Halifax, and the other Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners for Trade & Plantations b
Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/789.0001