"Nouvelle Carte des Parties Occidentales du Monde Servant a Indiquer les Navigations Decouvertes et Etablissements des Hollandois en Amerique Suivant les Dernieres Observations", Philippe De Pretot, Etienne Andre
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Period: 1788 (circa)
Publication: Genty's l'Influence de la Decouverte de l'Amerique
Color: Hand Color
14.1 x 13.4 inches
35.8 x 34 cm
A beautiful French edition of Tirion's 1754 map of the Americas. The maps are identical except that a highly decorated scrollwork and floral cartouche has replaced Tirion’s plain cartouche. A Northwest Passage is shown through North America, beginning at the Great Lakes and ending in a large river emptying into the Pacific at about 50 deg. N. latitude. Notes on the map highlight the Russian discoveries in Alaska in 1743 and the possible existence of Quivira and Teguaio in the western US. Engraved by Jean Lattre.
A fine impression, issued folding, now pressed with a printer's crease at left and a professionally repaired hole just east of the Lesser Antilles. There is light printer's ink residue and a few minor spots. A binding trim at top left has been replaced with old paper, and the top margin has been extended, also with old paper.