"L'Amerique Septentrionale, Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, etc. Augmentees de Nouveau", Aa, Pieter van der
Subject: Colonial North America
Period: 1729 (circa)
Publication: La Galerie Agreable du Monde
Color: Hand Color
11.6 x 8.8 inches
29.5 x 22.4 cm
A delicately engraved map of North America and the West Indies, based on Delisle's important map of 1700. This map depicts an interesting version of California that is ambiguous about whether it is an island or not, as the Gulf of California is left open ended, and the Northwest coast is left blank. Neptune and two Native Americans flank the large title cartouche. The routes of the explorers Cortez, Drake and Olivier are shown in the Pacific.
A dark impression on paper with a large fleur-de-lis coat of arms watermark over the initials "VB" and "AJ." There are several stains confined to the blank margins.