Cartouche. From Henry Popple, A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto (London, 1733; G1105.P6 1733 Vault). Geography and Map Division. Cartouche. From Henry Popple, A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish settlements adjacent thereto (London, 1733; G1105.P6 1733 Vault). 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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