"Americque Septentrionale Par N. Sanson d'Abbeville Geographe du Roy", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: North America
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: Introduction a l'histoire de l'Asie…et de l'Amerique
Color: Black & White
6.5 x 5.8 inches
16.5 x 14.7 cm
This map features California as an island and is very similar to McLaughlin #18 and #89 except the northern shore of California is more indented, but still sloping up toward the east. All five Great Lakes are shown but still misshapen and opened to the west. The Mississippi River has numerous tributaries, but barely rises above Spanish Florida with no obvious origin, unlike McLaughlin #18, which shows the river originating in a Canadian Lake named "Lac des Sioux". There are many place names within Nouveau Mexique including Santa Fe and Grenade. The British colonies are shown simply as Nouvelle Angleterre and Virginie. Decorative title cartouche in upper right. Tom: I Pag: 490> at upper right above neatline.
References: McLaughlin #91.
Dark, early impression. Short tear in lower margin just entering border. Margins are about 1/2" and appear original.