Anno Regni Annae Reginae... [caption title:] An Act for the Preservation of White and other Pine-Trees growing in Her Majesties Colonies of New Hampshire, the Massachusets-Bay, and Province of Maine...for the Masting Her Majesties Navy. Great Britain: Act of Parliament., The Queen's Broad Arrow on North American Pine Trees.
Anno Regni Annae Reginae... [caption title:] An Act for the Preservation of White and other Pine-Trees growing in Her Majesties Colonies of New Hampshire, the Massachusets-Bay, and Province of Maine...for the Masting Her Majesties Navy.

Anno Regni Annae Reginae... [caption title:] An Act for the Preservation of White and other Pine-Trees growing in Her Majesties Colonies of New Hampshire, the Massachusets-Bay, and Province of Maine...for the Masting Her Majesties Navy.

Lomdon. Printed by the Assigns of Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills, deceased... 1711. Disbound. Very good. Item #3685

This Act of Parliament made it illegal to harvest trees that were "fit for masts, not being the property of any private person" in many of the North American colonies. The fine for felling such a mast-worthy tree was one hundred pounds sterling for each offence. In addition, the Act instructed the Surveyor General of Her Majesties Woods "to mark with the broad arrow all such trees as now are, or hereafter shall be fit and proper to be taken for the use of her Majesties Royal Navy, and to keep a register of the same..." An early act asserting Mother England's authority over natural resources in the colonies. [ICN 7519.1.].

Price: $900.00