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1708 – P. Schenk – L’Amerique Septentrionale

Title:                 “L’Amerique Septentrionale Dressée sur les Observations de Mrs. de l’Academie Royale des Sciences & quelques autres, & sur les Memoires les plus recens…”​

Rare Peter Schenk’s reissue of one of the most influential maps of North America, first published in 1700. The Great Lakes based on Coronelli showing the French strong points at Tadoussac, Quebec, Fort Sorel, Montreal & Fort Frontenac. The English settlements confined to the east of the Alleghenies, with Fort and River Kinibeki as the border between New England and Acadia. The Mississippi valley area is shown well developed with the recent French settlement of d’Iberville at Bilochy and forts at Bon Secours and St. Louis. In this map De l’Isle corrected longitude positions and was the first to revert to a peninsula form for California, he stops western coast at Cape Mendocin. The first printed map to show the Sargasso Sea. The map dated!

Cartographers:     Peter Schenk (1660 – 1711)
Leaf size:               62,5 x 54,0 cm
Year:                      1708
Technique:            copper engraving

Good condition. Few tears professionally repaired. Contemporary hand coloring! One green color oxidation crease repaired. Brownish spots at the top margin corners.

This is an original antique map published in 1708 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!

On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity!

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