"Karte von Amerika. Nach D'Anville und Pownall Neu Verzeichnet Herausgegeben", Reilly, Franz Johann Joseph von
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Period: 1795 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
29.9 x 23 inches
75.9 x 58.4 cm
A scarce Austrian map of the Western Hemisphere based on D'Anville and the surveys of Gov. Pownall. The large map depicts the United States extending to the Mississippi River, and the region to its west is under Spanish rule with Louisiana, New Mexico and New Navarro named. The majority of the northwest part of the continent is blank with Quivira shown in present-day Idaho. In South America, the fictitious lakes Parima and Xarayes appear.
Three insets augment the main map including Cook's discoveries in Alaska, a detailed view of Hudson Bay and Baffin Bay, and a map of the United States showing 13 states along with the frontier stretching to the Mississippi. The map is decorated by two title cartouches surrounded by wreathes. Von Reilly was a Viennese art dealer and map publisher who assembled three atlases between 1789-99.
Contemporary color on a sturdy sheet with some extraneous creasing along the edges of the sheet. Most imperfections are confined to the centerfold, including toning, one tiny hole, a faint damp stain, and a short separation in the bottom blank margin that has been closed on verso with archival tape.