Colonial North America Canada 12 Colonies Louisiana New Spain 1759 Kitchin mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
North America from the Best Authorities.
(North America, 13 Colonies, British North America, New Spain, Louisiana Territory, California, Caribbean Islands, Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico).
Issued 1759, London by Kitchin.
Lovely mid 18th century engraved map with beautiful hand color.
Note how the cartouche has been strategically placed above the Northwest regions to cover up cartographic uncertainty. Beside the title is a vast "Parts Undiscovered", which is just above the mythical Kingdom of Quivira. The Carolinas and Georgia still extend across to the Mississippi river. Charming map.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Original fold lines as issued, some extraneous creasing as well.
Sheet Measures c. 6 5/8" H x 8 1/2" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 5 1/2" H x 7 1/4" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 2.