"L'Amerique Divisee par Grands Etats", Janvier/Lattre
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Period: 1762 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Moderne
Color: Hand Color
17.7 x 12.1 inches
45 x 30.7 cm
A fine map of the Americas that features a huge, imaginary Sea of the West and hints of a possible Northwest Passage. Alaska is shown in an early configuration with a rough shape incorporating the Aleutians and notations concerning the coastline discoveries in 1741 by the Russians. In North America, the British colonies are shown east of the Allegheny mountains, French Louisiana takes in most of the interior, and Spain controls Florida, New Mexico, and Mexico. There are several islands shown in the Pacific and just the western coastline of New Zealand. A handsome map with a decorative rococo-style title cartouche.
References: McGuirk #108.
A crisp impression on a sheet with the watermark of a Maltese cross encircled in rosary beads. There is some light toning and a small spot near the center.