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Carte du Canada et des Etats-Unis de l'Amérique Septentrionale

Displayed here is the third state of the "Carte des Pays...de Canada," published by Jean Baptiste Fortin who had acquired the stock of the Vaugondy firm. This map is one of the first to recognize the name of the newly formed United States, "Etats Unis," as seen by the inclusion of the phrase in the title cartouche. The map is closely related to J.B. Eliot's "Carte du Theatre de la Guerre Actuel Entre les Anglais et les Treize Colonies Unies de l'Amerique Septentrionale ..." Eliot also uses the phrase "Etats Unis" in his map, referring to his title of U.S. Engineer under his name. Both Fortin and Eliot published their maps in 1778.

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Creator

Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles, 1688-1766

Publisher

Fortin, J. (Jean), 1740-1817

Date

1778

Name on Item

par le Sr. Robert de Vaugondy, Géog. Ord. du Roi ... et Censeur Royal.

Publisher

Chez Fortin, Ing'r mécanicien du Roi pour les globes et sphères

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:3,800,000]

Language

French

Location

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Collection (local)

Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection at Mount Vernon

Subjects
  • Canada--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • United States--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Canada
  • North and Central America
  • United States
Extent

1 map: hand col. ; 47 x 67 cm.

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
Notes
  • Covers Canada east of Lake Superior and south of James Bay; covers U.S. north of Albemarle Bay (N.C.).
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Meridians numbered eastward from unspecified prime (Montréal at E 305°).
  • Believed to be the earliest map to use the name United States of America (in any language).
  • Inset: Supplément pour l'Isle de Terre-Neuve.

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