"Amerique ou Nouveau Continent Dressee sur les Nouvelles Relations Decouvertes et Observations", Nolin, Jean Batiste
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Period: 1811 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
20.8 x 18.3 inches
52.8 x 46.5 cm
Very handsome map of the Americas decorated with a large title cartouche depicting two Indians smoking a peace pipe and preparing smoke signals. The cartouche is embellished with huge flowering plants that conveniently obscure the northwest coast of North America. However, an inset at bottom completes the picture with the Delisle/Buache theories of an Northwest Passage. This is a later edition with the tracks of several recent explorations shown throughout the oceans. Panels of French text describe the various nations. Overall size with text on each side of map is 26 x 18".
Original outline color on watermarked paper. Light soil in blank margins and deckle-edged paper.