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Carte qui contient une description des iles & terres que les Anglois possedent dans l'Amerique septentrionale, et en particulier de la Jamaique, des Iles Barbades, de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Des Barmudes,de la Caroline, de la Pensilvanie, et du New-Foundland, avec un Etat de Chaque Pais. Henri Abraham CHATELAIN.

Carte qui contient une description des iles & terres que les Anglois possedent dans l'Amerique septentrionale, et en particulier de la Jamaique, des Iles Barbades, de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Des Barmudes,de la Caroline, de la Pensilvanie, et du New-Foundland, avec un Etat de Chaque Pais...

[Amsterdam: 1719]. Engraving, with 8 maps on one sheet. Sheet size: 17 1/2 x 22 1/8 inches.

An attractive combination of text and illustration, and an important record of the French perception of British holdings in the Americas. This charming plate is typical of the work that makes Chatelain's atlas one of the great works of its era.

The engraved sheet here combines informative text (mostly about Jamaica) with small-scale but accurate maps of eight different locations: Barbadoes; New England New York; Bermuda; Jamaica; the Caribbean; the Carolinas with Virginia and Maryland; Maryland, Pennsylvania and New England; south east Canada with a part of New England. This charming grouping is characteristic of the marvelous engraving work which distinguishes the Atlas Historique, with maps by Chatelain and text by Nicholas Gueudeville.

JCB 'Archive of Early American Images' record number 12376-2; cf. van Waning, "Chatelain's Atlas Historique" in Journal of the International Map Collectors' Society, Spring 2010.

Item #25722

Price: $400.00

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