"Carte Generale de l'Amerique Divisee en ses Principaux Etats…", Delamarche, Felix
Subject: Western Hemisphere
Period: 1818 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
23.2 x 21 inches
58.9 x 53.3 cm
This is a scarce issue of Delamarche's map of North and South America that includes a column of text describing the history and physical features of the continents. In North America, Alaska (Amerique Russe) is shown in a rudimentary shape. In the Pacific Northwest, the United States juts into present-day Canada, but the coastal region down to the Columbia River is shown to be a part of British America - an interesting method of displaying the disputed region. There is a surprising level of topographical information in both continents.
Original outline color. There are a couple faint damp stains and an old repair of a fold separation in the top border.