"Des Possessions Francoises Aujourd'hui sous la Domination Angloises...", Clouet, Jean Baptiste Louis
Subject: Eastern United States & Canada
Period: 1787 (circa)
Publication: Geographie Moderne
Color: Hand Color
13.8 x 12.5 inches
35.1 x 31.8 cm
This simple, yet interesting, map illustrates the French and British possessions in the eastern part of North America. The British colonies stretch from Florida to Newfoundland and are confined east of the Appalachian and Allegheny mountains. Louisiana takes in the entire region west of the mountains. Cenis appears, and Tecas is named. The most interesting feature of the map is a system of lakes and rivers stretching from Lake Superior toward the Pacific - forming the elusive Northwest Passage. The map is flanked by columns of French text that describe the colonial possessions, major settlements, and indigenous people.
Watermarked paper with some faint offsetting and a tiny hole just above Florida.