John Mitchell's Map of North America (1755): A Study of the Use and Publication of Official Maps in Eighteenth‐Century Britain

@article{Edney2008JohnMM,
  title={John Mitchell's Map of North America (1755): A Study of the Use and Publication of Official Maps in Eighteenth‐Century Britain},
  author={Matthew H. Edney},
  journal={Imago Mundi},
  year={2008},
  volume={60},
  pages={63 - 85}
}
  • M. Edney
  • Published 2008
  • History
  • Imago Mundi
John Mitchell's famous map of North America stands as an archetype of the official publication of maps in eighteenth‐century Britain. It was, however, the product of a special effort by the Earl of Halifax, president of the Board of Trade, who sought to advance his own aggressive agenda with respect to the British empire in North America in the run‐up to the Seven Years' War (1756–1763, known in North America as the French and Indian War, 1755–1760), to persuade his ministerial colleagues both… Expand
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