Canada, Louisiane, Possessions Anglais
Robert de Vaugondy
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Plate: cm (29.2 x 24.1) inches (11.5 x 9.49) Paper: cm (40.6 x 26.7) inches (15.98 x 10.51)
First state of this interesting map of the colonial possessions of England, France and Spain in North America. A large inset map covers the west coast and is most notable for its depiction of two remarkable cartographic misconceptions; a huge Mer de l' Ouest or Sea of the West and a Northwest Passage through a system of rivers and lakes connecting Hudson Bay with the Pacific based on the fictitious discoveries of Admiral de Font.
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