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LʼAmérique Septentrionale et Méridionale divisée suivant ses différens pays

This general map of the Americas was produced by the firm of Vaugondy. Gilles Robert de Vaugondy was the leading French globemaker of the 18th century, and was appointed geographer to Louis XV in 1734. Like "L'Amerique divisée en ses principaux Etats" by Lattre and Bonne from 1788, this map shows the new boundaries of North America as a result of the Treaty of Paris in 1783. The newly created United States, along with Spanish lands in the south are clearly delineated. This may be the fourth state of the map, however it is not listed in Pedley's "Bel et Utile."

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Creator

Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles, 1688-1766

Publisher

Delamarche, Charles François, 1740-1817

Engraver

Arrivet, J.

Date

[1792]

Name on Item

par le Sr. Robert de Vaugondy, géographe ; Arrivet, inv. & sculp.

Publisher

Chez le cit. Delamarche

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:11,500,000]

Language

French

Location

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Collection (local)

Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection at Mount Vernon

Subjects
  • North America--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • South America--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • North America
  • North and Central America
  • South America
Extent

1 map : hand col. ; 97 x 111 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
  • Prime meridian: [Ferro].
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Later state that is not recorded in Pedley's Bel et utile.
  • Inset: Supplement pour les terres Arctiques où se trouvent les bayes dʼHudson et de Baffin.

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