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Publisher: WALCH, J.
Title: [North America]
Published in: Augsburg, ca. 1790
   
Size: 17.6 x 22.4 inches.
44.7 x 57.0 cm.
Colouring:

In original colours.
Condition: Very minor discolouration of paper. Good and dark impression.
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Uncommon map of North America. The young United States incorporates the upper Midwest, with the remaining western territories of Louisiana, Nouveau Mexique, Nouveau Albion and California filling the rest of the present-day United States.
The Pacific shows information from the explorations of Captain Cook, with Alaska shown in a very unusual tadpole shape. The portion of the map containing South America is decorated with an elaborate cartouche referring to the conversion of the natives to Christianity, with natives bowing to a figure holding a cross and chalice. The lower part of the cartouche shows an alligator, a parrot and a monkey.
Curiously the map was printed in Germany but containing French text; it was thus made for the French market. Made by Joannes Walch and sold by Martin Will.




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