Map of the United States in North America
Thomas Kitchin, London, 1783

One of the earliest English maps to officially recognize the United States, this example depicts the new nation with its western border on the Mississippi River and Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia, stretching from the Mississippi to the Atlantic. The map is filled with information on early settlements, forts, Indian villages, and fishing banks. The title in enclosed in a simple cartouche, below which is the island of Bermuda. Kitchin, Hydrographer to the King, prepared the map for a special publication by Thomas Cadell, and was subsequently issued in Raynal’s History (1783-98).


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