"Nouveau Mexique, Louisiane, Canada, et Nlle. Angleterre", Brion de la Tour/Desnos
Subject: Colonial North America
Period: 1766 (dated)
Publication: Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire
Color: Hand Color
21 x 14.5 inches
53.3 x 36.8 cm
Very decorative map of the majority of the continent, excluding Alaska and southern Mexico. The Northwest region is mostly blank except for notations concerning the recent discoveries by Bering, Tschirikow and De Fuente. The River of the West is shown flowing out of Lake Winnipeg and another major river is depicted emptying into San Francisco Bay. Quivira is located in present day Nevada just below Nouvelle Albion suivant Drake. The British Colonies are confined to the eastern seaboard. The map includes a decorative title cartouche and is flanked by two columns of French text and surrounded by a wide rococo-style frame with students studying geography and cartographic instruments.
A strong impression on watermarked paper with short centerfold separations confined to the blank margins.