SANSON, Nicolas (1600-1667). Amerique Septentrionale...

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SANSON, Nicolas (1600-1667).


Amerique Septentrionale...


Engraved map with original hand color in outline.


Paris, 1650 (1659; State 3).


16 7/8” x 22 3/4” sheet.


All of North America, with California depicted as an island. Burden calls this a "landmark map of North America... It is, perhaps, most important for being the first printed map to delineate the five Great Lakes in a recognizable form... (Burden, 294). Plate 61 in Schwartz / Ehrenberg "The Mapping of America".