North America "Sea of the West" 13 Colonies New Spain Louisiana c. 1780 mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
L'Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en ses Principaux Etats.
(North America, British North America, Canada, New Brunswick, Labrador, 13 Colonies, Louisiana Territory, Spanish Florida, New Spain, Caribbean Islands, Iroquois, Apache, Sea of the West).
Issued c. 1780-90, Paris.
Among the most remarkable late 18th century engraved maps with lovely hand color.
Geography includes an enormous fictitious Sea of the West above New Albion. Within this sea are islands, and above it a clear Northwest Passage. Falls into the realm of imaginary cartography, the rest of the United States worthy of close examination as well for the outlines of the eastern seaboard colonies as well as the interior features.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 10" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 7" H x 8 1/2" W.