"L'Amerique divisee en ses principaux Etats Assujettie aux Observations Astronomiqes", Janvier/Santini
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Period: 1776 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
25 x 18.3 inches
63.5 x 46.5 cm
This large, handsome map of North and South America is an Italian edition of Janvier's map. Its most striking feature is the huge Sea of the West, which extends out of the top border, and is connected by a series of rivers to Hudson Bay in the north and nearly connects to the Mississippi River in the south. The large decorative title cartouche shows a stream filled with unusual beaver dams and a pine tree on one bank and palm trees and a native's headdress and quiver on the other. This is the first state, published by Francesco Santini.
References: McGuirk #162.
A fine impression with contemporary outline color on a bright sheet with the watermarks of three crescent moons and the initials "AS." There is very minor soiling and a few small abrasions adjacent to the cartouche.