A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England
Mead, Braddock, also known as "John Green".
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The very rare first state, with “Konektikut” in the title, of the pre-eminent eighteenth century map of New England, and of great geographic and political significance. Issued in 1755, Green’s 'Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England' was the largest, most detailed and accurate portrait of New England to date and made a powerful statement of British territorial claims at the outset of the French and Indian War. Its importance was such that it was revised and reissued well into the 1790s and for decades served as a primary source for European and American mapmakers, and an essential tool for soldiers and statesmen concerned with the region.
This elegant map depicts New England to 44 0 30' North as well as Long Island and the Hudson River Valley. Township, county and provincial boundaries are shown, as are roads, forts, and meetinghouses. Rivers and streams are depicted with relative care, while the many mountain ranges are indicated haphazardly in the archaic "molehill" fashion.