"Carta del Nuovo Continente Giusta la Massima sua Lunghezza Diametrale dal Fiume de la Plata fino al di la del Lago degli Assiniboili", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Period: 1749 (dated)
Color: Black & White
6.7 x 8 inches
17 x 20.3 cm
This is a rare Italian edition of this interesting map that shows the north-south and east-west axes at oblique angles to the continents. In North America, the Pacific Northwest coastline is not delineated and a series of rivers and lakes make up a Northwest Passage. At upper right, inside the neatline is "Tav. III 2.a Carta Pag. 239." The French edition of this map is given a full-page illustration in Pedley's book on page 94 and is discussed in her chapter "Maps that Illustrate and Teach."
References: cf. Pedley #18.
A crisp impression, issued folding with an ink stain at right, a hint of foxing along the folds, and a tear that enters 1.5" into the image at right and has been closed on verso with old paper.