"Carte Generale de l'Amerique Divisee en Ses Principaux Etats", Robert de Vaugondy/Delamarche
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Period: 1822 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
23.7 x 21.3 inches
60.2 x 54.1 cm
This is a scarce issue of Delamarche's map of North and South America that includes a column of text describing the physical features of the continents. In North America, Alaska (Amerique Russe) is shown in a rudimentary shape. In the Pacific Northwest, the United States juts into present-day Canada, but the coastal region down to the Columbia River is shown to be a part of British America - an interesting method of displaying the disputed region. There is a surprising level of topographical information presented in both continents.
Original outline color on watermarked paper with light scattered foxing and an extraneous crease to the left of the centerfold. There is a 2.5" centerfold separation at bottom that has been repaired on verso with archival tape, and a small paper flaw along the centerfold at top.