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Publisher: DE VAUGONDY.
Title: General Map of the Discoveries of Admiral de Fonte representing the great probability of a Passage to the North West by Thomas Jefferys. . .
Published in: Paris, 1772
   
Size: 11.2 x 14.6 inches.
28.5 x 37.0 cm.
Colouring:

Coloured.
Condition: In good condition, folds as issued. May have been cleaned, all margins intact
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An attractive and interesting map issued in the supplement to Diderot's 'Encyclopedie' as part of the series of ten maps by de Vaugondy illustrating the then-current views of the geography of the northwest of America. This map shows the elusive Northwest Passage derived from the spurious letter of the mythical de Fonte.

Shows Siberia, the Kamchatka Peninsula, Alaska, the Bering Strait and the northwestern edge of North America. Displays the mythical lands of “Quivira” and “Anian” in North America and shows northern California as “New Albion.” Shows a large river running west to east from the Strait of Juan de Fuca far inland to Mer de Ronquillo. Shows Alaska as land discovered by the Russians in 1741 and incorrectly defines its shape. Includes notes and names of Native American places. Shows Hudson’s and Baffin’s Bays. Also includes discoveries made by Captain Vitus Bering and Aleksei Chirikov.




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