A Map of the Province of Pensilvania [Pennsylvania], Drawn from the Best Authorities, from the London Magazine

Engraver Thomas Kitchin British
Printer Robert Baldwin, London British

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This is one of a series of maps that England's first literary periodical, the London Magazine, published during the French and Indian War (1754-63). The extended conflict between Britain and France to control of the Eastern Great Lakes and Canada stimulated an appetite back home for accurate descriptions of Britain's American colonies. Earlier maps showed Pennsylvania as part of the mid-Atlantic region, so the focus here is new, with details taken form the 1749 Evans map reflected a 1732 boundary accord of Lord Baltimore and the Penns, establishing the Pennsylvania-Maryland border close to its present position. The boundary with New York is here labeled "not yet settled" and the western border placed just west of Fort du Quesne.

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