Colonial America Antique Map Print Set (1755)


Product Code: 15354

Archival print reproduction of an antique map of Colonial America from 1755 by John Mitchell.

  • Medium: Art print
  • Paper: 100% cotton, museum-quality, heavyweight, matte finish
  • Ink: Archival pigment ink
  • Size: 12x16 or 15x20 inches per print

Sold as a set of 8 individual prints. Each print is sized to fit perfectly in a 12x16 or 15x20 inch frame without a mat.

Frames not included.

About This Map

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.

Title: A Map of the British and French Dominions in North America, with the Roads, Distances, Limits, and Extent of the Settlements
Author: John Mitchell (1711-1768)
Year: 1755

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