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18th century Map of the Anglo French War in North America

American War of Independance Map dated 1755

A New and Accurate Map of the present War in North America engraved by Richard William Seale c. 1755.

Text verso: EXPLANTAION OF THE MAP. In order to give a clear idea of thofe parts, now the feat of war, in North America, we given a particular Map of them, on a large Scale; and coloured thofe, which of right belong to England, with different colours, in order fhew the reader, at one view, the different colonies to which thefe parts belong; and the territories which belong to France, together with the fpots on which they have erected forts, we have left white.

Condition: Good imprint, early hand colouring, folding copy, some creases and age discolouration and repaired split to right hand side, close right margin.

Title: An antique map of the American War between England and France.
Medium: Hand coloured engraving. Image Size: 280 x 370mm, 11 x 14.5 " approx.
Order No. 1969 Price: SOLD Paper Size: 312 x 398mm, 12.25 x 15.75 " approx.
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Richard William Seale (fl. 1732-1775)

18th century engraver and cartographer, engraved maps in the rococo style of Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin for the Universal Magazine. He produced sea and river charts as well as town and harbour plans as well as the Middlesex county map in the Large English Atlas.

He produced some crude copies of Moll's county maps, replacing the antiquities with the main cities, only Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire were published (by Overton and Hoole). Devon, Dorset and Sussex being the larger counties, were produced on separate sheets and glued together. The nine maps were re-issued by Sayer and Bennett circa 1775. Seale also engraved ward plans for Stowe's Survey of London.

His other atlases include:
Maps of the Continents c.1744-47.
Mr. Tindal's Continuation of Rapkin's History of England c.1745


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