A map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto
- A map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto
By the time this map illustrating the extent of the British Empire was produced in 1733, colonial merchants and planters had developed new staple economies throughout the eastern seaboard. Forest products from Maine and New Hampshire, fish from New England, tobacco from the Chesapeake region, and rice from South Carolina transformed the colonies, creating self-sustaining economies that gradually became less reliant on trans-Atlantic trade with England. Permanent settlements were established in these regions, and with them a new economic, political and social structure. As these colonies began to trade more with each other, accurate charts of the North American coast became increasingly important.
- Popple, Henry, d. 1743
- Name on Item:
by Henry Popple.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
North America--Maps--Early works to 1800
Central America--Maps--Early works to 1800
West Indies--Maps--Early works to 1800
North America (area)
Central America (area)
W.H. Toms & R.W. Seale
Exhibited: "Charting an Empire: The Atlantic Neptune" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2013.
Relief shown pictorially.
"C. Lempriere inv. & del., B. Baron sculp."
- 1 map ; 232 x 237 cm., in portfolio 53 cm.
- Call #:
G3290 .P6 1733
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