1754 - L'Amerique Septentrionale et les Terres Polaires Arctique - Antique Map

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Item number: NAM272
Genuine Antique Map


Maker: de Fer

Rare antique map of North America, a later edition of de Fer's 1693 map, this version being published in 1754. This version of de Fer's map is all but unknown, and the only apparent update to the map was the cumbrous re-working of California, leaving all of the other late 17th century geography intact on the map. These include the depiction of the Mississippi River as straight north-south, based upon the reports of French Jesuit missionaries and explorers, and the river starting in Texas, a legacy of La Salle's early reports. This map shows a good representation of the St Lawrence River and Great Lakes, Florida stretching almost to Texas, Iceland almost touching Greenland, New Hollande, and includes the beginnings of the Carolinas. Mountains flank the Mississippi River on the west side and Santa Fe appears in the middle of the western half of the continent. In the northwest, there is a blank area noted as "Cette Region est toue a suite Innonnue" (the whole of the region is unknown). The Azroes are included on the right, good detail in Mexico and the Caribbean. A fascinating map that will be fun to study and enjoy. Very good restored condition, this map has been archivally cleaned and backed. Some small signs of age remain. Measures approx. 8 x 11 inches to the neatline.

Item Number: NAM272