"America Settentrionale", Robert de Vaugondy
Subject: North America
Period: 1748 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
7.5 x 6 inches
19.1 x 15.2 cm
Charming, small map of all of North America from a later 18th century, Italian edition of Robert de Vaugondy's Nouvel Atlas Portatif. California appears correctly as a peninsula with the region above completely empty save for the title block. The Ohio River is named Ouabaches here, and the Great Lakes are beginning to take a defined shape, but the lower peninsula of Michigan has still not gotten its 'mitten' shape. Hudson Bay has a rather crude shape, and it also has a passage to the west that indicates a potential Northwest Passage.
References: cf Pedley #3446.
Nice impression with minor foxing confined to blank margins.