"Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en Ses Principales Parties...", Jaillot/Ottens
Subject: Colonial North America
Period: 1750 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.8 x 18.3 inches
57.9 x 46.5 cm
This large, decorative map is the fourth state of Jaillot's map of North America, first published in 1694 with the same decorative title and scale of miles cartouches. The map has been updated with the western Great Lakes now complete, California depicted as a peninsula, and the Mississippi River completely re-engraved. Florida is also now shown as an archipelago, and there are significant changes along the Gulf Coast, with the addition of several bays to the east of the Mississippi River and barrier islands added along the Texas shore. However, several geographical misconceptions still remain. Buttons Bay is open-ended, allowing the possibility of an inland passage to the Pacific. The R. del Norte originates from a large lake and empties into the Mer Rouge (Gulf of California), and the Terre de Iesso Ieco (Japan) appears just a short distance off the northwestern coast of California. The continent is divided between the colonial interests of England, France and Spain. A Latin title appears above the map: "America Septentrionalis in Suas Praecipuas Partes Divisa, ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis."
References: Burden #700.
Full original color with light toning and soiling, with more noticeable soiling in the blank margins. The entire sheet has been professionally backed in thin tissue to repair some cracks caused by the oxidation of the green pigment and prevent any further cracking. There are a number of small worm holes and tracks all confined to the blank margins that have also been closed by the tissue backing. Despite these imperfections, the map presents itself well.