"Carta Geografica dell' America Settentrionale", Albrizzi, Girolamo
Subject: Colonial North America
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
16.8 x 12.9 inches
42.7 x 32.8 cm
This is Albrizzi's version of Delisle's landmark map of North America. It is nearly identical to the Delisle map with California returned to its peninsular position rather than as an island. C. Mendocin is the farthest northern point on California, and the north portion of the continent is left blank. The tracks of Cortez, Drake and Olivier are noted in the Pacific, and the Great Lakes are well-defined, based on Coronelli. The English settlements are confined east of the Alleghenies and the Spanish forts are clustered around Santa Fe, here shown as a large fortification. The Mississippi River Valley is delineated with French forts located, including F. St. Luigi (St. Louis).
A dark impression on a sound sheet with a couple of faint printer's creases. The centerfold is professionally reinforced on verso, as are a couple of short tears confined to the top blank margin.