"[On 2 Sheets] Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale, qui Comprend le Canada, la Louisiane, le Labrador, le Groenland, la Nouvelle Angleterre, la Floride &c. Projettee et Assujettie aux Observations", Bonne/Lattre
Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada
Period: 1771 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
17.2 x 11.8 inches
43.7 x 30 cm
This is the first state of this finely engraved pair of Revolutionary War maps covering the eastern parts of North America. The top sheet contains the decorative title cartouche, and covers eastern Canada and Greenland from the bottom of Hudson Bay, northward beyond the Arctic Circle to about 70 deg. N. Latitude. It includes an interesting depiction of a passage between Lake Winnipeg and Hudson Bay alluding to a possible passage to the Pacific. The second map covers French Louisiane and the British Colonies with their western boundary on the Mississippi River. Nice detail, particularly of the French forts and Indian villages.
References: Kershaw #473; McCorkle #771.2.
On watermarked paper with light toning along the centerfold. Please note that the main image is a composite image - the map is in two separate sheets.