America Septentrionalis a Domino d'Anville in Galliis edita nunc in Anglia...
Complete title : America Septentrionalis a Domino d'Anville in Galliis edita nunc in Anglia. Coloniis in interiorem Virginiam deductis nec non Fluvii Ohio cursu aucta notisque geographicis et historicis illustrata et ad bellum praesentis temporis accomodata.
First state of Homann's map of North America published on the eve of the Seven Year's War.
This map extends from Louisiana in the west till the "Banks of the Newfound Lands" and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. To the north it shows James Bay and the lands of Labrador and stretches south till the Gulf of California and the bounds of South Carolina chartered in 1665. It thus shows, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Long Island, Canada and its lakes... It names numerous names of native villages and tribes as well as the names of French or British settlements.
This map was published in 1756 the year the England officially declared war on the French, the war that span of several continents but was known in America as the French Indian War (1756-1763). It targets the German public due to its texts in German providing explanations on the French and British colonies. It provides a part entitled "Eingrifer der franzosen = Frenchman's intervention" and another part entitled "was die engländer rechtmaessiger weise im besten land haben = what the english rightfully have in the best country" clearly, influencing the German public to endorse the British side. Moreover, the boarders of settlements in Canada and the United States where traced in different colors, where French lands in Canada are outlined in yellow, the Spanish colonies in green and the British lands in orange.
The present example is the first state of this map, it was published in 1756 by Homann Heirs after the french map of Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. It was later published in 1777 in the Atlas Geographicus Major of Homann's heirs, illustrating the newly established borders of the United States.