America Septentrionalis Concinnata juxta Observationes Dnn Academae Regalis Scientiarum. Guillaume/Lotter De l'Isle, Georg F.

America Septentrionalis Concinnata juxta Observationes Dnn Academae Regalis Scientiarum.

1770. Ca. 1770. Copper engraved full original color map of North America, showing the boundaries that existed at the time of the Seven Years War, with the western section left blank. The land claimed by the British, French and Spanish is shown here, with the British claim to all of North America east of the Mississippi River. Based on the De L'Isle map of 1700; the first to show California as a peninsula rather than an island (Tooley, 19). With Latin place names and captions and published in Augsburg by Tobias Lotter. The map extends through Central America and includes the islands of the Caribbean and the northern tip of South America. Explorers routes are indicated (Drake, Cortes), as well as settlement locations, the Sargasso Sea (Mer de Sargasse) in the Atlantic, lakes (including the Great Lakes) and Native American territories. Decorative cartouche at the upper right includes Native American to the left and gentleman in European dress to the right side, with ship visible over his shoulder. Image size: 23 x 18 3/4". Paper size: 28 x 22 1/2". With faint damp stain at top left edge, intruding slightly at the top of the scale and at the very top of the lines of longitude. Tooley p19, #30. Item #15886

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