Presentation set February 21 on the Mitchell Map of 1755

One of the most important maps created in American history came from the hands of a man who grew up in Lancaster County.

In 1755, John Mitchell, who was born in Lancaster in 1711, published his map of eastern North America. Used during negotiations at the Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War, the map measured over 6½ feet wide by 4½ feet high. As late as the 1980s diplomats used Mitchell’s map to resolve boundary disputes between the United States and Canada in the Gulf of Maine, reported Historic Christ Church & Museum director of programs and communications Robert Teagle.

Historian Paul Malone will trace the remarkable story…