"L'Amerique Suivant le R.P. Charlevoix Jte. Mr. de la Condamine, et Plusieurs Autres Nouvle. Observations", Le Rouge, George Louis
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Period: 1746 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
25 x 19.3 inches
63.5 x 49 cm
This is the first state of this map showing the recent discoveries in North and South America. The entire northwest coast of North America is completely blank with the bold Riv. de l' Ouest (River of the West) stretching from Lake Superior to the Pacific, based on the reports of the Jesuit missionary, Pierre de Charlevoix. In South America the Amazon River is detailed according to Charles Marie de la Condamine's expedition. This is a very early record of Condamine's incredible 10-year adventure from 1735-45; his journal of the expedition was not published until 1751. A text table details the colonial possessions.
References: Map Collector #64, p. 18-23; McGuirk #15.
Watermarked paper with a printer's crease at top near centerfold and an archivally repaired chip in the bottom margin that affects a thumbnail size part of the border, with the neatlines drawn in facsimile. There are two tiny worm holes in unengraved areas of the map that have been closed on verso with old paper.