Out of Many, One
Explore how Buell synthesized information from existing maps, which like the original 13 colonies were brought together to create the United States.
John Mitchell. A Map of the British and French Dominions in North America 1774, 1755
This landmark map of North America first published in 1755 represents British sovereignty over the continent at the outset of the French and Indian War. English colonial claims extend west over the Alleghenies to the Mississippi.
Thomas Jefferys. North America…, 1755
Like the Mitchell map, Thomas Jefferys’s map of North America was also produced in 1755. The borders of the colonies are a more realistic portrayal of European colonial claims in North America than those of the Mitchell map.
Thomas Hutchins. A New Map of the Western Parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina…, 1778
Published in London in 1778, this map depicts the topography and river systems of the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys based on British surveys and contemporary maps. Many of this map's noted observations on topography, river navigation, and natural resources are found on Buell’s map.
Carington Bowles. North America, and the West Indies…, 1774
The 1763 Treaty of Paris officially marked the end of hostilities in North America, known as the French and Indian or Seven Years War. The treaty negotiations resulted in English control of the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River, shown on this map.
William Faden. The Province of New Jersey…, 1778
William Faden's 1777 North American Atlas included the first appearance of “The Province of New Jersey Divided into East and West,” and is often considered a revolutionary map.
Bernard Romans. Maps of East and West Florida…, 1781
In 1781 Bernard Romans published a large nine sheet set of maps from New Orleans west to the peninsula of Florida and the Bahamas. These maps were originally prepared in 1774 for inclusion in his Concise Natural History of Florida. Two noted engravers from New England, Abel Buell and Paul Revere, were known to have worked for Romans.