"Carta Rappresentante i Cinque Laghi del Canada", Pazzi, Giuseppe
Subject: Colonial Central United States & Canada, Great Lakes
Period: 1763 (circa)
Publication: Gazzettiere Americano
Color: Hand Color
7.4 x 10 inches
18.8 x 25.4 cm
This is an early Italian map showing the Great Lakes region. While all of the lakes are represented, the shorelines are somewhat distorted. Lake Huron is too far to the north while Lake Ontario is too wide. Numerous Indian tribes are named such as the "Irocchesi" and "Algonquini" and many forts are located. Boundaries are noted with small dotted lines. Engraved by A. Scacciati.
References: Kershaw #969.
A crisp impression on a bright sheet with a professionally repaired clean cut at center. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.