"Carte des Parties Nord et Ouest de l'Amerique…", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles
Subject: North America
Period: 1764 (dated)
Color: Black & White
14.5 x 11.5 inches
36.8 x 29.2 cm
Robert De Vaugondy's rendition of Samuel Engel's map of 1764 with the Asian and American coasts slightly altered. 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. The Alaska peninsula is shown as a series of large islands. California here called Grand Quivira.
References: Pedley #453, Portinaro & Knirsch #155.
Slight toning along centerfold.