After DE L'ISLE, Guillaume (1675-1726). America Septentrionalis, Concinnata juxta Observationes...
After DE L'ISLE, Guillaume (1675-1726).
America Septentrionalis, Concinnata juxta Observationes...
Engraved map with original hand color.
Augsburg: Lotter, Ca. 1770.
21 1/8" x 24 1/2" sheet.
This map represents Lotter's version of Delisle's foundation map of North America, published in 1700. The Great Lakes are actually based on the Coronelli model, which depicts the French strong points at Quebec, Montreal, Tadousac, Fort Sorel and Fort Frontenac. English settlements are confined east of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers and include the lands around Lake Eire and Ontario. Louisiana stretches to what is today Texas. California is shown as a peninsula. Delisle was the first cartographer to revert to the peninsula form of California.