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SANSON, N. - Amerique Septentrionale par N. Sanson.

SANSON, N. -  Amerique Septentrionale par N. Sanson.
Amerique Septentrionale par N. Sanson. - SANSON, N.
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Title : Amerique Septentrionale par N. Sanson..
Map maker : SANSON, N..
Date : Paris, after 1650.
Size : 15.4 x 21.7 inches. / 39.0 x 55.0 cm.
Colouring : In original o/l colours.

Description :Decorative and important map of the Americas with a CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND. Engraved by Abraham Peyrounim (c.1620 - c.1666).
Sanson's map of North America is the first to show all of the Great Lakes in a recognizable form, and the first to name lakes Superior and Ontario. This is the third state of the map with Lake Ontario properly shaded.

Buttons Bay is left open-ended to the west, allowing the hopeful possibility of a Northwest Passage. Delaware is noted as N. Suede, the first such place name on a printed map referring to the Swedish colony located there in 1638.
The Southeast features two fictional lakes near the Carolinas, and Chesapeake Bay is greatly enlarged. Many Native tribes are identified in New Mexico where the R. del Norte (Rio Grande) mistakenly flows from an interior lake and empties into the Mar Vermeio (Gulf of California). Engraved by A. Peyrounin.
Burden #294, state 3. McLaughlin #12. Wheat (TMW) #47.
Condition : Good condition.

ID: 33273

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