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Historic Collection of Original Colonies Era Maps

StockMapAgency.com is proud to offer our U.S. Colonial-era maps. Many of these maps were commissioned by the English Crown and show incredible detail. Highlights from our collection include:

  • 1591 Map of Cuba, showing Florida region, northeastern coastline, Port Royal, Fort Caroline, Cuba, rivers, cities, and other geographical entities
  • 1710 Map of Central America, extending from New England to the northern coast of South America
  • 1750’s Map of North America, showing colonies, a few cities and towns, and Indian tribal territory
  • 1766 Map of North America that shows "the British acquisitions gained by the late war"
  • 1768 Map of the North Atlantic—Benjamin Franklin’s map showing the Gulf Stream overprinted on an E. Wright map. One of the earliest maps showing the Gulf Stream
  • 1774 Map of North America, showing great detail of "The West Indies" and "the dominions possessed by the Spaniards, the French and other European States"

Unique in their ability to combine the aesthetic with the historical, the classic, timeless style of these antique art prints will complement any interior design style. Crisp graphics show an unusual depth of detail that allows the viewer to find new treasures at every viewing.

These retro style prints will also appeal to family genealogists searching for a nostalgic addition to their library and to history buffs who can view the past in colorful detail. These vintage maps work as much as conversation starters as they do as symbols of the owner’s worldly perspective.

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Colonial United States

The following is an excerpt from Wikipedia:

The term colonial history of the United States refers to the history of the land that would become the United States from the start of European settlement to the time of independence from Europe, and especially to the history of the 13 colonies of Britain, which declared themselves independent in 1776. Starting in the late 16th century, the Spanish, the British, the French, Swedes and the Dutch began to colonize eastern North America. Many early attempts—notably the Lost Colony of Roanoke—ended in failure, but successful colonies were soon established. The colonists who came to the New World. . .came from a variety of different social and religious groups who settled in different locations on the seaboard. The Dutch of New Netherland, the Swedes and Finns of New Sweden, the Quakers of Pennsylvania, the Puritans of New England, the English settlers of Jamestown, and the "worthy poor" of Georgia, and others—each group came to the new continent for different reasons and created colonies with distinct social, religious, political and economic structures.

Historians typically recognize four distinct regions in the lands that later became the Eastern United States. Listed from north to south, they are: New England, the Middle Colonies, the Chesapeake Bay Colonies (Upper South) and the Lower South. Some historians add a fifth region, the frontier, as frontier regions from New England to Georgia resembled each other in certain respects. Other colonies in the pre-United States territories include New France (Louisiana), New Spain (including Florida, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Utah and parts of Colorado and Wyoming), Columbia District (Washington state, Oregon and northern California) and Russian Alaska.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Colonial History of the United States".

1750s Map of North America
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1710 Map of Central America
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1755 Map of North America [TBNS]
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1768 Map of North Atlantic
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1591 Map of Cuba
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1761 Map of North America
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1755 Map of North America [BCNA]
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1765 Map of North America
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1766 Map of North America
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1774 Map of North America
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1763 Map of French Expansion and British Conquests in North America to 1763
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1763 Map of North America [NOLD]
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1763 Map of Louisiana
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