Map of Colonial America

Map of Colonial America

$136.00 USD

Item Code: 15354

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Finely-detailed, archival reproduction of an antique map of the Eastern US from 1755 printed on acid-free, 100% cotton rag fine art paper with a matte finish and archival pigment inks.

This map is sold as a print set split into 8 individual prints. Each print is sized to fit perfectly in a standard size frame without a mat.

PLEASE NOTE: Frames are not included.

Title: A Map of the British and French Dominions in North America, with the Roads, Distances, Limits, and Extent of the Settlements

Year: 1755

Language: English

Creator: John Mitchell (1711-1768)

Considered by some to be the most important map in the history of the United States, Mitchell's 1755 map of the British colonies served as the foundation for establishing the boundaries of the new country at the Treaty of Paris in 1783 after the American Revolutionary War. One of Mitchell's concerns in making the map was the possibility that the French might take control of the land west of the Appalachian Mountains. The British Board of Trade shared his concerns and gave Mitchell access to a wealth of maps and other materials (including maps prepared by General George Washington and Peter Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson's father). Mitchell extended the boundaries of the colonies to the western limits of the map to stress the British claims to western lands, and also included notes containing claims of English settlements in the regions beyond the mountains.

This map is sold as a print set split into 8 individual prints. Each print is sized to fit perfectly in a standard size frame without a mat.

PLEASE NOTE: Frames are not included.

PRINT SIZES

This print set is offered in a range of sizes matching modern standard size frames. Each print is sized to fit perfectly in a standard size frame without a mat. The most common standard size frames are 8"x10", 11"x14", and 16"x20". These sizes are widely available in any store that sells frames. Less common standard sizes are 8"x8", 8"x12", 9"x12", 10"x15", 12"x12", 12"x16", 12"x18", and 16"x16". These sizes are available in most well-stocked stores that sell frames. All of these sizes are also available from numerous online frame vendors.

BORDERS

For our print sets we do not add any blank borders to the prints. For each size this map is offered in, the size listed will be the exact size of the printed area as well as the exact size of the paper. For example, a size of 11"x14" means the exact size of the printed area will be 11"x14" and the exact size of the paper will also be 11"x14". Print sets are designed to be placed in frames of the same size without a mat.

CUSTOMIZATIONS

We love to customize! In most cases we can make this map available in sizes different than those listed above or with different borders. Please contact us before you place your order to see if the customization you have in mind is possible. Please also note that we generally do not accept returns for products with customizations. See our returns policy for more information.