Attractive and detailed 1766 map of North America

Very uncommon map by this little known French cartographer. Depicts the continent and the West Indies with a good amount of detail except in the west, which is mostly blank and labeled Quivira with the coastline ending at N'lle Albion. Rococo-style title cartouche.

Interesting features of the map is "Cotes decouvertes par Midelton en 1742," a reference to the discoveries of Christopher Middleton.

Christopher Middleton was an English naval officer and navigator. In 1741, Middleton was appointed to an expedition to explore the North American Arctic regions aboard the HMS Furnace, accompanied by a smaller vessel, that he purchased HMS Discovery under the command of Commander William Moor. The expedition sailed in May 1741 to Hudson Bay, in search of a Northwest Passage. Middleton spent the winter at Churchill, Manitoba.

Indian tribes, rivers marked.

Printed shortly before Independence

Original outline colour

printed on good heavy paper

Very good condition

code : M4105

Cartographer : ANON

Date : 1766 Paris

Size : 34.5*43 cms

availability : Available

Price : £450

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