America Voyages of Admiral de Fonte Northwest Passage 1768 Jefferys Vaugondy mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Carte Generale des Decouvertes de L'Amiral de Fonte Representant la Grande Probabilite d'un Passage au Nord Ouest.
(Old Maps, 18th Century Maps, North America, Asia, Kamchatka, Russia, Japan, Northwest Passage, Fictional Cartography).
Issued 1772, Paris by Vaugondy. Map by Thomas Jefferys.
Remarkable mid-18th century engraved map with attractive hand color.
A bizarre and fantastical assortment of features which include a clear North-West Passage cutting across Canada, speculative mountain ranges and courses, and references to early discoveries and cartography.
Remains a nice looking example with a pleasing age patina. Any age flaws mostly minor and easy to overlook or forgive.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet Measures c. 15 1/2" H x 17 1/2" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 11 1/2" H x 14 1/2" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 4.