"America Septentrionalis Studio Guilielmi de l'Isle…", Weigel, Christopher
Subject: North America
Period: 1725 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
16.3 x 12.5 inches
41.4 x 31.8 cm
This scarce decorative map is based on Delisle's foundation map of North America. It shows a peninsular California with C. Mendocin as the farthest northern point on West Coast. The English settlements are confined east of the Alleghenies with Carolina shown as a French colony. The Mississippi River valley is well developed with recent French settlements located. The interior is filled with the names of various Indian nations. At lower left is a plan of Halifax. The map is exquisitely adorned with two large vignette-style cartouches depicting Native Americans and exotic animals.
Crisp impression and original color.