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1755 Mitchell, John - (1711-1768) born to an affluent Virginian family and educated in medicine in Scotland, afterward developed an interest in cartography. His first draft of this map in 1750 brought him to the attention of the Board of Trade and Plantations, which then employed Mitchell in the creation of a new map. In this capacity, Mitchell had access to the Board`s private collection of maps and reports; in addition, the Board instructed the colonial governors to provide him with detailed maps and boundary information. Mitchell`s new map, of which a Chicago area section is represented here, was published in 1755 by the London publisher Andrew Millar, and was titled A Map of the/British and French Dominions/in North America, ..., London [Newberry Library, Chicago]. [13]

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