Full title: A new map of the whole continent of America : divided into North and South and West Indies wherein are exactly described the United States of North America as well as the several European possessions according to the preliminaries of peace signed at Versailles Jan. 20, 1783 / compiled from Mr. d'Anville's maps of that continent, with the addition of the Spanish discoveries in 1775 to the north of California & corrected in the several parts belonging to Great Britain from the original materials of Governor Pownall, M.P. Massive copper engraved wall map: four sheets joined . Approx 120 cms x 104 cms. Original outline colouring. Dated 1794. Although West Florida was claimed by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase, it is still shown as Spanish territory on the map. The post-Revolutionary War border between the United States and Canada, as determined at the Treaty of Paris of 1783, is engraved on the map. The table at left lists the various territories and islands in the possession of the United States, Great Britain, Spain, France, Portugal, Denmark, and the Netherlands. The Northwest coast is relatively well mapped, as a result of the use of Spanish sources. The beginnings of the mapping of the Canadian Rockies and the coastal ranges in Canada and the Northwest are in evidence. The names and locations of Indian tribes are given throughout both North and South America. The inset map at lower left is of upper eastern Canada, focusing on Hudson's and Baffin's bays and Greenland, which, oddly, is shown as connected to Canada. Tooley, America, p. 52, 3f. Laurie and Whittle (fl. 1794 - 1858) was a London, England based firm active in the late 18th and early 19th century. Generally considered to be the successors of the Robert Sayer firm, Laurie and Whittle was founded by Robert Laurie (c. 1755 - 1836) and James Whittle (1757-1818). Robert Laurie was a skilled mezzotint engraver and is known to have worked with Robert Sayer on numerous projects. James Whittle was a well known London socialite and print seller who's Fleet Street shop was a popular haunt for intellectual luminaries. The partnership began taking over the general management of Sayer's firm around 1787, however, did not alter the Sayer imprint until after Sayer's death in 1794. Apparently Laurie did most of the work in managing the firm and hence his name appeared first in the Laurie and Whittle imprint. Together Laurie and Whittle published numerous maps and atlases, often bringing in other important cartographers of the day, including Kitchin, Faden, Jefferys and others to update and modify their existing Sayer plates. Robert Laurie retired in 1812, leaving the day to day management of the firm to his son, Richard Holmes Laurie (1777 - 1858). Under R. H. Laurie and James Whittle, the firm renamed itself Whittle and Laurie. Whittle himself died in six years later in 1818, and thereafter the firm continued under the imprint of R. H. Laurie. After R. H. Laurie's death the firm and the printing stock came under control of. A. G. Findlay, who had long been connected to the Laurie and Whittle firm. Laurie and whittle has passed through numerous permeations. Part of the firm still exists today as Imray, Laurie, Norie and Wilson Ltd., an English publisher of maritime charts.
|Map maker||Laurie, Robert, Whittle, James|
|Publisher||A New Universal Atlas, exhibiting all the empires, kingdoms, states, republics, et etc in the whole world. Including all the tracks and new discoveries of the British circumnavigators Biron (sic), Wallis, Carteret, Captain James Cook, Vancouver, Perouse,|
|Published at year||1796|
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