"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
23.1 x 18.9 inches
58.7 x 48 cm
This is the first state of this handsome map of the continent. The colonial possessions are well defined 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.
References: Pedley #448.
Contemporary outline color on a sheet with the watermark of a Maltese cross encircled in rosary beads. There are a few wormtracks at top, minor extraneous creasing along the centerfold, and some minor soiling.