Old coloured map of the mid-Atlantic coast of the British Colonies in North America. Considered to be one of the most important early 18th century maps of the region, it covers the area from New York in the north-east to South Carolina in the south-east and from an unrealistically large Lake Erie in the north-west to the fictitious “Apalache Lacus” in the south-west. The map, which was intended to encourage German immigration to the American colonies, shows a great amount of detail about the newly created , counties, cities and towns on the east coast and curiously shows Philadelphia in an oversized grid. A large decorative cartouche contains images of European colonists and indigenous tribesman as well as the natural resources of the region. Blank verso. The map has a few professionally repaired, unobtrusive tears and a few pinholes; otherwise a nice example of this wonderful map in very good condition. 48.5 cm x 57.5 cm