C1746

Canada Louisiane et Terres Angloises

Famous and important wall chart of north America on four unjoined sheets by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville with an elaborate title cartouche at top left. The chart extends from James Bay at the southern end of Hudson Bay, Canada to … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Canada Louisiane et Terres Angloises

Date:

C1746

Condition:

A few minor short tears to sheet edges, otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engravings.

Paper Size: 

795mm 
x 570mm
AUTHENTICITY
Canada Louisiane et Terres Angloises - Antique Map from 1746

Genuine antique
dated:

1746

Description:

Famous and important wall chart of north America on four unjoined sheets by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville with an elaborate title cartouche at top left. The chart extends from James Bay at the southern end of Hudson Bay, Canada to Louisiana in the south and west to Kansas. If joined the four sheets make up a single chart of approximately 950mm x 1225mm in size. Note: The fourth sheet which comprises solely the inset of; ‘Le Fleuve Saint-Laurent’ is sometimes missing. D’Anville’s chart is based on John Mitchell’s map published earlier in the same year with further information added, with a bias of French possessions. The map includes much detailed information along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers/ ‘Peouarias ou Pimitouis‘, a better representation of the Great Lakes. d’Anville’s chart would become the basis of other mapmakers maps of the area.

From D’Anville, [Atlas General]

References:
Cumming, #296; Kershaw, Vol II #625, Tooley, pp. 316-317  

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 3701354

Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697 - 1782)

D'Anville was a French cartographer of great repute. Following the death of De Lisle, D'Anville continued the line of progressive French cartographers which had begun with Nicolas Sanson in the previous century. A child prodigy, he is said to have designed his first map at the age of fifteen and in his long distinguished career he produced a large number of elegantly engraved maps, noted for their scholarship and accuracy. Having exacting standards soon brought him international recognition as the finest cartographer of his time.

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