"L'Amerique Divisee en ses Principaux Etats Assujettie aux Observations Astronomiqes", Janvier/Santini
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Period: 1776 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Universel...
Color: Hand Color
25.3 x 18.4 inches
64.3 x 46.7 cm
This large, handsome map of North and South America is an Italian edition of Janvier's map. Its most striking feature is the huge Sea of the West, which extends out of the top border, and is connected by a series of rivers to Hudson Bay in the north and nearly connects to the Mississippi River in the south. The large decorative title cartouche shows a stream filled with unusual beaver dams and a pine tree on one bank and palm trees and a native's headdress and quiver on the other. This is the first state, published by Francesco Santini.
References: McGuirk #162; Phillips (A) #647-43.
A clean and bright example on paper with the watermarks of three moons and the initials "AS." There is one tiny hole along the centerfold.