Carte du Canada et des Etats-Unis de l'Amérique Septentrionale


Carte du Canada et des Etats-Unis de l'Amérique Septentrionale

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Title:
Carte du Canada et des Etats-Unis de l'Amérique Septentrionale
Description:
Displayed here is the third state of the "Carte des Pays...de Canada," published by Jean Baptiste Fortin who had acquired the stock of the Vaugondy firm. This map is one of the first to recognize the name of the newly formed United States, "Etats Unis," as seen by the inclusion of the phrase in the title cartouche. The map is closely related to J.B. Eliot's "Carte du Theatre de la Guerre Actuel Entre les Anglais et les Treize Colonies Unies de l'Amerique Septentrionale ..." Eliot also uses the phrase "Etats Unis" in his map, referring to his title of U.S. Engineer under his name. Both Fortin and Eliot published their maps in 1778.
Creator:
Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles, 1688-1766
Publisher:
Fortin, J. (Jean), 1740-1817
Name on Item:
par le Sr. Robert de Vaugondy, Géog. Ord. du Roi ... et Censeur Royal.
Date:
1778
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Subjects:
Canada--Maps--Early works to 1800
United States--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
United States
Canada
Publisher:
Paris : Chez Fortin, Ing'r mécanicien du Roi pour les globes et sphères
Notes:
Covers Canada east of Lake Superior and south of James Bay; covers U.S. north of Albemarle Bay (N.C.).
Relief shown pictorially.
Meridians numbered eastward from unspecified prime (Montréal at E 305°).
Believed to be the earliest map to use the name United States of America (in any language).
Inset: Supplément pour l'Isle de Terre-Neuve.
Extent:
1 map: hand col. ; 47 x 67 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:3,800,000]
Language:
French
Identifier:
06_01_008530
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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