"Canada ou Nouvelle France suivant les Nouvelles Observations",
Subject: Colonial Canada and United States
Period: 1714 (circa)
Publication: Nouvel Atlas
Color: Black & White
11.7 x 8.7 inches
29.7 x 22.1 cm
First state of this beautifully engraved map of Eastern Canada and the Great Lakes region based on De l'Isle's important map of 1703. Lahontan's mythical "Longue River" is shown linking a large western lake with the Mississippi River. It is thought that the lake's origin is derived from Indian stories concerning the Great Salt Lake. The map is filled with place names, Indian tribes and interesting notations. Large title cartouche surrounded by scenes of natives and indigenous animals. Short binding tear, expertly repaired, else very fine, crisp impression.