"Nouvelle Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Plus Nouvelles Observations...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: North America
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique…
Color: Hand Color
23.4 x 18.7 inches
59.4 x 47.5 cm
This is Chatelain's re-engraved version of Delisle's foundation map of North America. The cartography is nearly identical to the Delisle map, with California returned to its peninsular position rather than as an island. Mendocin is the farthest northern point on California, and the northwest portion of the continent is left blank. The Great Lakes are well-defined, based on Coronelli. The Mississippi River valley is well developed with recent French settlements. A chart to the right lists the primary divisions of North America with colonial interests, native tribes, and towns.
References: Lowery #263; Phillips (A) 579.
Issued folding, now pressed with light printer's ink residue and some show-through of original manuscript text on verso. There is one tiny hole at a fold intersection that has been archivally repaired and a fold separation confined to the blank margin also archivally repaired.