"Carte du Nouveau Continent selon sa plus grande longeur diametrale depuis la Riv. de la Plata jusqu'au dela du Lac des Assiniboins", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier
Subject: Western Hemisphere
Period: 1749 (dated)
Publication: Histoire Naturelle
Color: Black & White
7 x 8.5 inches
17.8 x 21.6 cm
An interesting map with the North-South and East-West axis at oblique angles to the continents. In North America, the Pacific Northwest coastline is not depicted and a series of rivers and lakes make up a Northwest Passage. At upper right, inside the neatline is "2.e Carte pag. 206." This map is given a full-page illustration in Pedley's book on page 94 and is discussed in her chapter "Maps that Illustrate and Teach."
References: Pedley #18.
Fine impression on hand laid paper with original margins. A little light foxing in margins, with just a hint in few areas of map.