Old coloured map of North America after Guillaume de l'Isle. This is the Covens & Mortier version of the important foundation map of North America by G. de l'Isle. California is again correctly depicted as a peninsula, the Great Lakes are based on Coronelli. French fortifications and settlements such as Fort Richelieu (Fort Sorel), Tadousac, Quebec and Montreal are already present. Compared to the map of de l'Isle, the routes of the explorers and navigators Drake, Cortés, Olivier van Noort and Mendana in the Pacific are included.
To the top left a splendid title cartouche with Neptune, Poseidon, a sea monster and shells.
|Guillaume de l'Isle
|L'Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences... Par G. de l'Isle...
|Covens & Mortier, Amsterdam, circa 1730
|47.0 x 58.3 cm (18.5 x 23.0 inches)
|53.0 x 63.0 cm (20.9 x 24.8 inches)
|Tooley, R.V.: The Mapping of America, No. 33
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