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Amerique Septentrionale divisée en ses principales parties, ou sont distinqués les uns des autres les estats suivant qu'ils appartiennent présentement aux François, Castillians, Anglais...Tirée des relations de toutes ces nations. Par le Sr. Sanson, Géographe Ordinaire du Roy. Presentée à monsieur le Dauphin, parson très fidèle serviteur, Hubert Jaillot. A Paris chez H. Jaillot joignant les grands Augustins, aux deux globes. Avec privilege du Roy pour vingt ans. 1674. Cordier sculp. [Second title:] L'Amerique Septentrionale...les terres arctiques, le California... Tirée des relations de toutes ces nations par le Sr. Sanson Geographe Ordinaire du Roy. 1674. [cartographic material]. 





Place of creation




1 map : Print, hand col ; 54.0 x 86.8.
Cartographic material
90: Open
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
H2/1000/1674 (Copy 1) see/voir Archival Reference Number R11981-61-4-E
H2/1000/1674 (Copy 2)
H2/1000/[ca.1722] (copy 3)
H2/100/[ca.1722] (copy 2) see/voir: Archival Reference no.: R12127-0-8-E

Terms of use

Copyright: Expired = Domaine public

Additional information

Illus: Decorative cartouches surrounding title and scale.

Hubert Jaillot probably published this map shortly after he came into possession of Nicolas Sanson's plates. The map was likely first printed as a separate sheet and was then later included in one of the first Sanson-Jaillot atlases, possibly in the 1681 or 1689-90 edition of the Atlas Nouveau... The map was based on Sanson's famous maps of 1650 and 1656. Jaillot's engravings of the Sanson maps became very popular and were published many times by himself and other publishers between 1667 and 1719. The map shows California as an island and gives curious configurations to the Great Lakes, leaving the westward ends of Lake Superior and Michigan open and thus still holding out the possibility of a westward passage.

While the earlier Sanson maps of 1650 and 1656 show the location of Montreal Jaillot fails to indicate the settlement of his re-engravings of Sanson's material. LAC holds two copies of the 1674 edition, copy one is hand-coloured. We also holds copies of the 1692, 1696 and 1719 editions by Jaillot. Also held are a 1680 edition by Barry and a [1696-1708] edition by Pierre Mortier, reproduced in 1967 by the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources.

The 2 copies of this map have now been described in Mikan: Mikan nos. 3706524 (copy1) and 3706789 (copy 2) Map Collectors' Circle No. 8 "California as an Island" Wagner / North West Coast ... Vol. I, vol. II, p. 317. Tooley: Maps and Mapmakers, p. 40/41. Lowery: Maps of the Spanish Possessions... no. 169 W.L.C.L. Catalogue vol. 2 p. 334. See also: H6/1000/1692, H6/1000/1696, V1/1000/1719 for other editions by Jaillot. See also: V1/1000/1680 for an english edition by Barry and V1/1000/[1700](1967) for a facsimile of an edition by Pierre Mortier.

Cartographic math data
Scale 1:10,771,200 (approx.)

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC104305 (copy 1)
The microfiche version is NMC23346 (copy 2)

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