Seller's Mapp of New England 1675

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31" x 26"

A foundation in the early history of the mapping of New England, this map is the first printed version of William Reeds 
original survey of 1665. The survey was commissioned by Massachusetts authorities to support the colonial boundaries
as described in the first Massachusetts Charter of 1628.
As originally proposed, the northern boundary was located thirty miles north of the Merrimack River, assuming the river 
followed an east-west course. When it was later discovered that inland the Merrimack River turned north, Massachusetts
colonists aggressively claimed lands thirty miles north of the rivers source, an area also claimed by New Hampshire.
The survey is the earliest to depict the relative position of the Hudson, Connecticut and Merrimack rivers. Also identified
on the map are several towns that had beendestroyed by Indians during the early months of King Philip's War.
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Seller's Mapp of New England 1675

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