"Carte Reduite de l'Ocean Occidental, Contenant les Cotes Occidentales de l'Europe et de l'Afrique, et les Cotes Orientales de l'Amerique...", Desnos, Louis Charles
Subject: North Atlantic
Period: 1761 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
20.2 x 14.1 inches
51.3 x 35.8 cm
This beautifully engraved chart shows the Atlantic Ocean north of the equator with rhumb lines radiating throughout. A good portion of each of the continents is shown with major cities identified, including Boston, Philadelphia, Orange ou Nlle. Yorc, and New Orleans. In North America, the Appalachian Mountains are depicted extending south to Florida, and the colonies of Carolina, Virginia, New York, and New England are named. The chart is surrounded in an elaborate, rococo border, embellished with navigation instruments. Engraved by Le Roy.
Contemporary wash color on a watermarked sheet with light scattered foxing and marginal soiling. There are remnants of paper tape in the top corners on verso.