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Early British Colonies 'Beaver map', Herman Moll London, 1715, (Herman Moll, 1654-1732) A NEW AND EXACT MAP OF THE DOMINIONS OF THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN ON YE CONTINENT OF NORTH AMERICA. (INSETS) CAROLINA, LOUISIANA, FLORIDA. CAROLINA. CHARLES-TOWN. NORTH AMERICA. BEAVER ACTIVITY ILLUSTRATION. This the 5th edition from The World Described; or, A New and Correct Sett of Maps, published 1755; handcolored engraving, framed, sheet H40 1/2" W20 1/4"

Provenance: Argosy Book Store, 1960
Palmetto Club
Southern private collection

Literature: Cummings, William P. THE SOUTHEAST IN EARLY MAPS. map #158

Other Notes: Known as the "Beaver map" because of its depiction of beavers at work building dams with Niagara Falls in the background. This map at the time was the most detailed and largest scale map of British possessions in North America. First issued in 1715, the map went through 7 different issues to 1736. It is considered to be one of the first and most important cartographic documents relating to the ongoing dispute between France and Great Britain over boundaries separating their respective American colonies.
Estimate $ 5,000-8,000


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