A new edition of the Evans map of 1755, General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America, 1776
Photo by Graydon Wood, 2006
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Photo by Graydon Wood, 2006

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The excellent discussion of the significance of Evans' 1755 map by Peter J. Parker in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Three Centuries catalogue emphasizes the greater purpose of the map: encouragement to (and justification of) the expansion of the coastal colonies into the Ohio River Valley.
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