L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE Dressée sur les Observations de Mr's de l'Academie Royale des Sciences & quelques autres, & sur les Memoires les plus recens par G. DE L'ISLE, Geographe, A PARIS chez l'Autheur sur le Quai de l'Horlage Avec Privilege du Roy par 20 ans. 1700
North America drawn from the observations of the members of the Academy of Sciences and others and on the recent memoires of G. De L'Isle, geographer. Paris, home of the author on the Quai de l'Horlage, by privilege of the King for 20 years
Guillaume de L'IsleN. Guérard
Tooley calls this a foundational map of North America and the first to revert to the southern part of California as a peninsula since the early 1600's. It uses outline color to depict the colonial possessions although the colors used are not consistent or explained between examined online copies of this exact state.
Prime Meridian determined to be Ferro Meridian with longitude expressed in degrees east of the meridian. There are 5 scale bars representing different units of measure.
G. De L'Isle
1 map : outline color ; 45 x 60 cm
Tooley (#31) marks this as the 4th issue or state of De L'Isle's landmark map of North America. That said, there are many variations of this map with only slight adjustments to the statement of responsibility. The atlas it is apparently in was also published from 1700 to the 1740's without changing the date on the map, making it difficult to date precisely. Rumsey has a publication date for this atlas as 1731.
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