C1759

Geogr: Americae ad emendatiora quae adhuc prodierunt exempla jussu.

Rare map of the Americas with an elaborate title cartouche North America the map shows an elaborate system of rivers and lakes, including Lacus Ouinipigon, invite the hope of discovery of a Northwest Passage, terminating in the Pacific just north … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Geogr: Americae ad emendatiora quae adhuc prodierunt exempla jussu.

Date:

C1759

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

357mm 
x 315mm
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Geogr: Americae ad emendatiora quae adhuc prodierunt exempla jussu. - Antique Map from 1759

Genuine antique
dated:

1759

Description:

Rare map of the Americas with an elaborate title cartouche

North America the map shows an elaborate system of rivers and lakes, including Lacus Ouinipigon, invite the hope of discovery of a Northwest Passage, terminating in the Pacific just north of the discoveries of Martin d’Aguilar. The northern portion of California is labeled Nova Albion and farther north is the mythical land of Quivira. The British Colonies are confined east of the Appalachians with the French controlling Florida and Louisiana and the Spanish occupying the territories of New Mexico and California. The map includes numerous notes for a number of islands recording when and who the explorers were.

From, Euler’s, Atlas geographicus omnes orbis terrarum regiones…

 

Leonhard Euler (1707 - 1783)

Leonhard Euler (1707–1783) Euler was one of greatest mathematicians of the period of Enlightenment. Born in Switzerland but worked most of his life in Russia and Germany. He made important discoveries in fields as diverse as infinitesimal calculus and graph theory. He also introduced much of the modern mathematical terminology and notation, particularly for mathematical analysis, such as the notion of a mathematical function. He is also renowned for his work in mechanics, fluid dynamics, optics, astronomy, and music theory. Euler's involvement with cartography began by his tuition by the great French cartographer Delisle who had been invited to work at the Petersburg Academy Observatory. Delisle taught Euler astronomy and observational techniques with telescopes and other instruments. In September 1734 Delisle suggested that Euler work with a three foot quadrant prior to working independently making observations the following month. The results of Euler's research and observation into determining longitude, led later to the formation of the geography department of the academy.

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