John Mitchell

(1711—1768) botanist and cartographer

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(D. 1768), British physician and botanist, resident in Virginia (c. 1725–46), wrote on botany and zoology, and may have been the author of anonymous works on contemporary American history and American husbandry. His most important work was Map of the British and French Dominions in North America (1755), the most reliable cartography of the period, frequently used during his lifetime and down to the present in boundary disputes.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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