Place Published: [Paris]
Date Published: 1744
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
SCARCE MAP SHOWING CHARLEVOIX'S VOYAGE TO CANADA
First edition. Flat size: 15 x 9-5/8 inches with right border trimmed half-way down but not touching neat-line. 19 imprinted sideways on the left side of border out side neat-line. Was folded, now flat and has been cleaned and deacidified, with some old worm holes in bottom border repaired, otherwise, very good condition.
Early map of the eastern half of North America and the Atlantic indicating Charlevoix' Voyage to and from North America. Interesting chart of the Atlantic, from about 15° north latitude with rhumb lines radiating from 32 points topped with a fleur-de-lys. A good portion of Europe and Africa is depicted, but with only a few coastal place names. Most of the settled parts of North America are mapped with the interior topography shown. The British colonies and French Louisiane are both delineated, and several French sea routes are shown. The map is based on information from the 1720 journal of Charlevoix. Engraved by Desbruslins.
Reference: Tooley (MCC-96) #711
The map was produced for Charlevoix's 1744 Histoire et description générale de la Nouvelle France.
Very Good. Item #8610