"An Accurate Map of the British Empire in Nth America as settled
by the Preliminaries in 1762"
Intense modern color enhances this little map from the December 1762 issue of Gentlemens Magazine, published in London. It highlights the Peace of Paris preliminary settlements of the Seven Years' War. The British were awarded the shaded area, west of the Allegany mountains, and north of Casco Bay. Note "Walkers Settlement" 1750, already established in forbidden territory, as the English were attempting to keep pioneers from settling beyond the peaks of the Appalachians, while claims among the Native Americans and French were sorted out. East of the Mississippi was to be English territory, and west, Louisiana.
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