"Americque Septentrionale", Sanson/Mariette
Subject: Colonial North America
Period: 1662 (circa)
Publication: L'Amerique en Plusieurs Cartes Nouvelles
Color: Hand Color
10.9 x 7.8 inches
27.7 x 19.8 cm
This is a reduced and revised version of Sanson's important map of North America (1650). The map was originally engraved by A. Peyrounin in 1657 and there were several editions. This edition has been updated with a number of significant improvements. It still shows California as an island with a nearly flat northern coast, as well as a coastline of Terre de Iesso to the west. All five Great Lakes are shown, with Lake Erie unnamed and Lakes Superior and Michigan open-ended to the west. The Rio Grande River (R. de Nort) drains into the Gulf of California from a large interior lake in the country of Les Apaches, which dominate Nouveau Mexique. The British colonies are shown simply as Nouvelle Angleterre and Virginie. Engraved by A. Peyrounin. This is the second state.
For more information on the partnership between Nicolas Sanson and Pierre Mariette, click here to read the article from our August 2014 Newsletter.
References: Burden #324; McLaughlin #18; Pastoureau, SANSON II C.
Original outline color with faint toning along the sheet edges and some minor tape residue confined to the top blank margin.