Full Caption: Cartouche. From Henry Popple, A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto (London, 1733). Geography and Map Division. Full Caption: Cartouche. From Henry Popple, A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto (London, 1733). Geography and Map Division.

The tropical Indian queen surveys her world from above the map title. Surrounded by a palm tree, an alligator, a parrot, and a monkey, holding an arrow, and with her foot placed firmly on a severed human head, she announces her South American origins. To the right, her daughter, the Indian princess, represents the British Colonies in North America. With a protective arm around a small child and separated from her warrior by the title, she glances up at her mother but gestures toward a port scene (not shown) where European gentlemen supervise the unloading of a ship, symbolic of trade.

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