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North America. : Performed under the patronage of Louis Duke of Orleans, first prince of the blood

Subject: Map of North America including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands. Includes inset continuation of northern Canada and Hudson Bay. Cartouche in lower left corner shows cherubs using various mathematical and scholarly equipment. Cartouche at upper right shows two cherubs, one holding a fish and the other a fishing net. An allegorical woman, possibly America wearing a feathered headdress, holds a bow.

Metadata

Creator

Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d', 1697-1782

Contributor

Bolton, Solomon, -approximately 1768

Engraver

Seale, Richard William

Illustrator

Gravelot, Hubert François, 1699-1773

Engraver

Walker, Anthony, 1726-1765

Date

[1750]

Name on Item

By the Sieur D'Anville. Greatly improved by Mr. Bolton. Ingraved by R.W. Seale. MDCCL. ; Gravelot delin. Walker sculp. ; A. Walker del. & sculp.

Publisher

[s.n.]

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:6,500,000]

Language

English

Location

American Antiquarian Society

Collection (local)

American Antiquarian Society Collection

Subjects
  • Angels--Pictorial works
  • North America--Maps
Places
  • North America
  • North and Central America
Extent

1 map on 4 sheets : engraving, hand colored ; 82 x 85 cm., on sheets 67 x 48 cm., or smaller

Terms and License
  • Public Domain/No known restrictions on use. Contact host institution to download image.
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Notes
  • Prime meridian: Ferro.
  • Relief shown pictorially.

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