"Carte qui represente les differentes connoissances que l'on a eues des Terres Arctiques depuis 1650, jusqu ' en 1747…", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier
Period: 1770 (circa)
Publication: Diderot's Encyclopedie (Supplement)
Color: Hand Color
15 x 11.5 inches
38.1 x 29.2 cm
Fascinating group of four maps on one sheet illustrate the cartography of Sanson in 1650, Delisle in 1700 and 1703 and that of the famous Arctic explorer Henry Ellis in his quest for a Northwest Passage via Hudson Bay in 1746-47. All of the maps depict the Hudson and Baffin Bay region, showing the development of the region's cartography between 1650 and 1747.
References: Kershaw #477; Pedley #24.
Binding trim at lower left shaves the neatline. There are a couple spots within the map.