"Canada, Louisiane, Possessions Angl?", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier
Subject: Colonial United States and Canada
Period: 1762 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Portatif
Color: Hand Color
11.4 x 9.5 inches
29 x 24.1 cm
First state of this interesting map of the colonial possessions of England, France and Spain in North America. A large inset map covers the west coast and is most notable for its depiction of two remarkable cartographic misconceptions; a huge Mer de l' Ouest or Sea of the West and a Northwest Passage through a system of rivers and lakes connecting Hudson Bay with the Pacific based on the fictitious discoveries of Admiral de Font. Decorated with a fine title cartouche.
References: McCorkle, #762-3; Pedley, #449; Sellers & Van Ee #96.
Short separation on fold in bottom margin, with some minor soil.