Craven County Digital History Exhibit

Hinton. A Map of the British and French Settlements in North America (c1750) 

Accession Number TP.1986.055.021

Title

Map: “A Map of the British and French Settlements in North America…”

 

Maker

Artist/ cartographer: J. Hinton

Engraver: unknown

Printer/ publisher: Universal Magazine

 

Material

Laid paper, ink, watercolor

 

Origin

England, London

 

Date:

 ca. 1750

 

Dimensions:

Paper trimmed to near neat lines.                    

Image: 10 7/8” X 14 ¾”

Inset: “Fort Frederick at Crown Point…” Size:

 

Description:

Hand-colored, engraved map: Map of the British and French Settlements in North America. Univ. Mag. T. Hinton Newgate Street [cartouche] | Inset: Fort Frederick at Crown Point built by the French 1731 [inset, center bottom.]

 

Source:

Gift

 

Relation:

Map shows North America from to Labrador and Hudson’s Bay to northern Florida and the Gulf of Mexico and from the Atlantic coast to the headwaters of the Mississippi River

 

Comments:

Asymmetrical cartouche surrounded by sailing ships and plants. This map records the original land charters, which extended on latitudinal lines as far west as had been explored. Notice that South Carolina is divided into two sections flanking Georgia.

 

Language:

En

 

Rights:

Permission to use the photograph must be obtained in writing from Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, New Bern, North Carolina. It must be accompanied by the caption” From the collection of Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, New Bern, North Carolina; North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archive and History.”

Map Image:

 


Images scanned by Dean Knight
Text prepared by Nancy Richards and Victor T. Jones, Jr.

Last edited: August 19, 2009

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