"Amerique Septentrionale, Dressee, sur les Relations les Plus Modernes des Voyageurs et Navigateurs, et Divisee Suivant les Differentes Possessions des Europeens", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier
Subject: Colonial North America
Period: 1750 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Hand Color
23.3 x 18.9 inches
59.2 x 48 cm
This handsome map of the continent shows the colonial possessions with interesting configurations. There are numerous Indian names throughout the Mississippi River valley and the Spanish possessions in New Mexico, while the rest of the western region is largely blank. In the Pacific Northwest, the Entrée decouvert par Martin d'Aquilar alludes to a possible Northwest Passage. The large title cartouche features a river, Native Americans and a crocodile. This is the second state with a frame added around the distance scales and several place names added in Canada.
References: Pedley #448.
On watermarked paper with some intentional ink blots in the title cartouche (to cover up the natives), a few faint dampstains at top, and a repaired chip confined to the bottom blank margin.