"Amerique ou Nouveau Continent Dressee sur les Nouvelles Relations Decouvertes et Observations", Nolin, Jean Batiste
Subject: Western Hemisphere
Period: 1795 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
21.2 x 18.5 inches
53.8 x 47 cm
Very handsome and rare map of the Americas decorated with a large title cartouche depicting two Indians smoking a peace pipe and preparing smoke signals. The cartouche is embellished with huge flowering plants that conveniently obscure the northwest coast of North America. However, an inset at bottom completes the picture with the Delisle/Buache theories of a Northwest Passage. This is a later edition with the tracks of several recent explorations shown throughout the oceans. Panels of French text describe the various nations. Originally by Nolin, the map was "corrected and augmented" by L. Denis and published by Basset. Overall size with text on each side of map is 26.5 x 18.5".
Watermarked paper with light soiling, a few small worm holes that have been professionally infilled, and some additional minute worm holes only visible when held to light.