A map of the British Empire in North America
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This map depicts the British dominions in North America. Colonial boundaries are hand-colored, except New England is curiously depicted as one large unit. Rivers, lakes, mountains, forts (including destroyed), towns, and tribal designations are included. The regions of present-day Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee are marked as "reserved land." The cartouche depicts tea chests and oars, possibly a reference to the Boston Tea Party, and is topped by a crown.
Samuel Dunn was a British mathematician and cartographer. This map was created using the surveys of Captain Jonathan Carver and is a fairly accurate representation of British North America at the outset of the Revolutionary War.
- Dunn, Samuel, -1794
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- Tennessee State Library & Archives
- North America--Maps--Early works to 1800
Forts & fortifications
Cities & towns
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- Dunn, Samuel, -1794. A map of the British Empire in North America. 1776. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll23/id/9398. (Accessed October 21, 2019.)
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- Dunn, Samuel, -1794, (1776) A map of the British Empire in North America. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll23/id/9398
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- Dunn, Samuel, -1794. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll23/id/9398>.