"Nouvelle Carte des Parties Occidentales du Monde Servant a indiquer les Navigations Decouvertes et Etablissements De Hollandois en Amerique…", Philippe De Pretot, Etienne Andre
Subject: Western Hemisphere
Period: 1768 (published)
Publication: Cosmographie Universelle
Color: Black & White
14 x 13 inches
35.6 x 33 cm
A beautiful French edition of Tirion's 1754 map of the Americas. The maps are identical except that a highly decorated scrollwork and floral cartouche has replaced Tirion’s plain cartouche. A Northwest Passage is shown through North America, beginning at the Great Lakes and ending in a large river emptying into the Pacific at about 50 deg. N. latitude. Engraved by Jean Lattre.
Crisp impression on a thick sheet of hand laid paper with large watermark. Folding as issued.