"L'Amerique Septentrionale", La Feuille, Daniel de
Subject: North America
Period: 1702 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
7.5 x 5.4 inches
19.1 x 13.7 cm
This charming small map features a huge island of California with an indented coastline and the place names R. d' Estate, C. Blanco, P. de Carinde, Canal de S. Barbee, I. de S. Martin, I. de S. Mare, B. de S. Francisco, B. de Simon, B.S. Christoue, and Piemabe. The British Colonies extend from New England west past the Mississippi River, which is depicted far too west with its headwaters located by the Rio Grande. The Spanish colony of La Floride includes Carolina (Caroline). Columbus' expedition to and from the West Indies is also depicted. A quaint title cartouche features a crocodile, serpent, and natives tending a fire.
References: McLaughlin #147.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with wide margins.