(North America) Carte des parties nord...

Mapmaker: Diderot

(North America) Carte des parties nord...

c. 1774
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    From the amazing overview of polymath and historian, Diderot, here an early understanding of the continent from the perspective of De Vaugondy. While the east coast, up through the Mississippi valley is familiar, beyond it, especially passed the Rockies, is a vast distortion showing native peoples, the "Grand Quivira", and a strange series of islands that could suggest something of an Alaska.

    Condition is very good with lightness to the top right of the engraving . Image size is approximately 12 x 15.25 (inches)