Carte des Parties Nord et Ouest de l'Amerique Didier Robert de Vaugondy 1775

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Date

1772, Paris

Maker

Didier Robert de Vaugondy

Short Title

Carte des Parties Nord et Ouest de l'Amerique

Full Title

Carte des Parties Nord et Ouest de l'Amerique dressee d'apres les relations les plus authentique par M... 1764 Nouvelle edition deduite par M. de Vaugondy en 1772

Source

Publication: Encyclopedie: Suite de Recueil des Planches, sur les Sciences

Size

36.4 x 28.7 cm approximately (14.3 x 11.3 in.)

Description

Robert de Vaugondy's rendition of Samuel Engel's map of 1764 alters the North American coastline slightly and extends to include part of Asia. The myth of a Northwest Passage continues to persist, here linking the Detroit d Anian with Lac Michinipi by a system of rivers and a large Lac des Conibas. There is also a River of the West that connects to another large lake, L. des Tahuglanuks that is located near a remnant of Lanhotan's R. Longue. Alaska is shown as a series of large islands. California is labeled Grand Quivira. A great map that illustrates many of the cartographic myths of the period.

References

Pedley #453; Portinaro & Knirsch #155.

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$300.00
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