CHATELAIN, Henri Abraham (1684-1743)
Nouvelle Carte De L'Amerique Septentrionale Dressee Sur Les Plus Nouvelles Observations...
Amsterdam: 1710. Copper-engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. Tables upper left and along the right side. Sheet size: 21 x 25 3/4 inches.
Attractive map of North America, based upon De L'Isle's highly influential map of North America published in 1700.
By combining a wealth of information and geographical observation, with delicate engraving and an uncomplicated composition, this elegant map is a superb example from the golden age of French mapmaking and was published in Chatelain's Atlas Historique, an important encyclopaedic historical atlas. California is shown as a peninsula with a number of villages and mountains; the Mississippi River extends far north of its true source. The table along the right side details the various native tribes from each region with lettered references for locating on the map.
Lowery 263; Phillips 579.