Antique map, Carte de la Nouvelle France
Antique map, Carte de la Nouvelle France

Carte de la Nouvelle France ou se voit le cours des grandes rivieres de S. Laurens & de Mississipi aujourd’hui S. Aux environs des quelles se trouvent les etats pais nations peuples &c. De la Floride de la Louisiane de la Virginie de la Marie-Land de la Pensilvanie du Nouveau Jersay de la Nouvelle Yorck de la Nouv. Angleterre de l’Arcadie du Canada des Esquimaux des Hurons des Iroquois des Ilinois &c. Et de la grande ile de Terre Neuve dressee sur les memoires les plus nouveaux recueilles pour l’Etablissment de la Compagne Francoise Occident. This folio map shows the inhabited parts of the of North America. A map of the Mississippi delta and Mobile bay is inset in the top left corner whilst a plan and panorama of Quebec is inset in the bottom right corner. It is based on De Fer’s 4 sheet map, published in 1718. The map shows the tribal areas of the Indian Tribes and is littered with notes throughout. Publication: Atlas Historique, ou nouvelle introduction a l’histoire, a la chronologie & a la geographie ancienne & moderne. A Amersterdam, chez L’Hoinore & Chatelain Libraires. Cartographer: Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684 – 1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. 1710, The Hague c. 1721 and Amsterdam c. He is best known as a Dutch cartographer and more specifically for his cartographic contribution in the seminal seven volume Atlas Historique, published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1720. Innovative for its time, the Atlas Historique combined fine engraving and artwork with scholarly studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography. Some scholarship suggests that the Atlas Historique was not exclusively compiled by Henri Chatelain, as is commonly believed, but rather was a family enterprise involving Henri, his father Zacharie d. 1723 and his brother, also Zacharie (1690 1754). They worked as a partnership publishing the Atlas under several different Chatelain imprints, depending on the Chatelain family partnerships at the time of publication. The atlas was published in seven volumes between 1705 and 1720, with a second edition appearing in 1732. The maps were accompanied by information pertaining to cosmography, geography, history, chronology, genealogy, topography, heraldry, and costume of the world. The images incorporated into the plates and tables were drawn from the best available contemporary sources, including the works of Dapper, Chardin, de Bruyn and Le Hay. Many of the maps are based on the work of Guillaume de l’Lisle. The sheet is evenly aged toned, commensurate with its age. If there are minor tears they have been mended with archival tissue. The attached photo is part of the item description, please examine carefully. Size (h x w): 44.0 x 52.5 cm. The item “Antique map, Carte de la Nouvelle France” is in sale since Friday, April 24, 2015. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\North America Maps”. The seller is “boden_antique_maps” and is located in Chichester. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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