"Nouvelle Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Plus Nouvelles Observations de Messieurs de l'Academie des Sciences...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Colonial North America
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique
Color: Hand Color
23.4 x 18.5 inches
59.4 x 47 cm
This is Chatelain's re-engraved version of Delisle's foundation map of North America. The cartography is nearly identical to the Delisle map, with California returned to its peninsular position rather than as an island. Mendocin is the farthest northern point on California, and the northwest portion of the continent is left blank. The Great Lakes are well-defined, based on Coronelli. The Mississippi River valley is well developed with recent French settlements. A chart to the right lists the primary divisions of North America with colonial interests, native tribes, and towns.
References: Lowery #263; Phillips (A) 579.
A dark impression, issued folding, with minor toning and a bit of show-through at top left of old manuscript text on verso. There are archival repairs to fold separations confined to the blank margins and a tiny hole at the fold intersection.