1755 Map of the American Colonies

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Map of British and French Possessions in America
Map of the British and French Possessions in America, made in 1755 (Library of Congress)

John Mitchell. Map of British and French Dominions in North America, with Roads, Distances, Limits, and Extent of the Set[tlements] by Jno. Mitchell, d.f. with Improvements. Amsterdam: I. Covens and C. Mortimer, ca. 1755. Hand-colored engraved map. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress (1) [Digital ID# np000009]

Another copy of this map by John Mitchell (1711—1768) was used to define the boundaries of the new United States during negotiations for the peace treaty of 1783 that ended the American Revolution.

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