David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Carte generale de l'Amerique Septentrionale
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Copper engraved outline hand colored map of North America, showing the Sea of the West in Northwestern part of America. Sea of the West first appeared on the maps of Jean Baptiste Nolin circa 1700, which were drawn from manuscript maps by Guillaume De L'Isle, although De L'Isle himself never published a printed map with this configuration. The myth reached the height of its popularity in the second half of the 18th Century, following the reports of French cartographers Guillaume de l’Isle and Phillipe Buache. Under Buache and De l’Isle’s influence, the Sea of the West, Mer de L’Ouest, or Baye de l’Ouest reached its fullest expression and commonly appeared on maps from the 1740s until the results of Captain James Cook's explorations along the Northwest Coast of America became well known. Map showing boundaries, rivers, major cities, towns and villages. Prime meridians are Paris and Ferro. Relief shown pictorially.
Carte generale de l'Amerique Septentrionale. Par M. Bonne, ingenr. Hydrographe de la Marine. A' Venise, Par P. Santini 1790. (to accompany) Atlas portatif a l'usage des colleges, pour servir a l'intelligence des auteurs classiques. 41.
Atlas portatif a l'usage des colleges, pour servir a l'intelligence des auteurs classiques.Par M. L'Abbe Grenet, professeur au College de Lisieux. Dedie a l'Academie de Padoue.
General atlas of the universe, lithographed and published on 61 copper plates double page by Santini. Includes double page decorative title page and table of contents "Tables des cartes geographiques qui composent le Nouvel Atlas De Mr. Grenet." Grenet was a Jesuit educator base in Paris, who produced a large relatively common atlas in Paris, with maps based on Bonne. He thereafter created a new title page and contents page, revising all of his maps to show that they were published in Venice and based upon the work of Paolo Santini. Engraved title page showing cherub, globe, maps and surveying instruments. Maps are outline hand color dated from 1788-1793, and are all ascribed to M[onsieur] Bonne or to Rto. Bona. Showing various Empires, Kingdom, States, Republics and Islands throughout the world, major cities, towns, villages, rivers, mountains, drainage, etc. Bound in full calf with rich gold decoration and gold title "Grenet atlas portatif" on spine.
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Grenet, Abbe; Bonne, Rigobert