"L'Amerique Septentrionale divisee en ses principaux Etats…", Janvier/Lattre
Subject: North America
Period: 1762 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Moderne
Color: Hand Color
17.5 x 11.9 inches
44.5 x 30.2 cm
Early edition of this fascinating map that shows the imaginary Sea of the West and a Northwest Passage stretching from Baffin Bay to the Archipel St. Lazare on the Pacific coast. There is not any sign of a recognizable Alaska. The British colonies are confined east of the Appalachian Mountains with French Louisiana stretching to the Pacific Northwest. Florida is controlled by Spain. The large, decorative title cartouche, incorporating a palm tree and grape vines, was engraved by Berthault.
Original outline color. Few minor printer's ink smudges.