"Carte des parties Nord et Ouest de l'Ameriques dressee d'apres les relations les plus authentiques", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles
Subject: North America
Period: 1772 (dated)
Publication: Diderot's Encyclopedie
Color: Black & White
14.5 x 11.5 inches
36.8 x 29.2 cm
De Vaugondy's rendition of Samuel Engel's map of 1764. The Asian and American coast have been altered slightly. The myth of a Northwest Passage continues to persist, here linking the "Detroit d Anian" with "L. Ouipipigon" by a system of rivers and a large "Lac des Conibas". There is also a "Riviere coulante a l'Ouest" which connects to another large lake "L. des Tahuglanuks". The Alaska peninsula is shown as a series of large islands. California here called Grand Quivira.
References: Pedley #453, Portinaro & Knirsch #155.
Crisp, strong impression on fine hand-laid paper with wide margins and watermark. A nice example of this map.