AMÉRIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE PUBLIÉE SOUS LE AUSPICES DE MONSEIGNEUR LE DUC DORLEANS PRÉMIER PRINCE DU SANG PAR LE SR. D'ANVILLE
North America published under the auspices of Monseigneur, the Duke of Orleans, First Prince of the Blood by Sr. D'Anville
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'AnvilleH. GravelotSr. Major
Inset of the eastern Arctic. The map was engraved by D'Anville's brother Hubert-François, who was commonly known as Gravelot and the cartouche by Thomas Major, an English engraver who spent the early years of his career in France.
Prime Meridian is Ferro. On the North sheet, map is heavily distorted on the west coast and does not georeference well. The South sheet georeferences much better being that much closer to the equator. There are 7 scale bars on the lower sheet.
1 map on 2 sheets : outline color ; 46 x 86 cm and 46 x 86 cm
This is the 5th state with Socorro & Passion Islands added to Pacific Ocean and the Baffin Island and Hudson Bay added to top map. Two plates 45.3 x 86.8 cm and 46.5 x 86.8 cm both attached to heavy bound paper with coloured outline. North sheet has an expertly repaired hole to top right corner in map and light creases to folds and some light soiling, bottom map has some light soiling and light creases where folded. D'Anville maps were often produced separately and irregularly combined into his Atlas Generale over the course of a half-century. Without the atlas in hand, it is impossible to determine precisely which atlas this map is from, except that it was likely published between 1761 and 1763 as subsequent states include revisions as an outcome of the Treaty of Paris (1763).
-114.679; -49.908; 29.792; 55.033
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