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L'Amérique Septentrionale no. 8. [cartographic material]. 





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Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC6626
90: Open
Cartographic material
90: Open
90: Open
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Local class no.
H3/1000/[1759?] (2 copies) for copy 2 See/Voir: Archival Reference Number R11981- 424-3-F

Additional information

For earlier state see H3/1000/[1748] (NMC 16550) and atlas copy.; Phillips #607 and #618 Vendor: "The Cartographer" (Phillips 618 says 2nd ed. of atlas was 1759); Copy 1 - 77801/5

This map of North America is derived for the most part from Bellin's "Carte de l'Amerique Septentionale...1743." Lake Superior is greatly distorted, the ficticious Riv. de l'Ouest is shown draining towards the Pacific. The most fanciful feature on the map is the river system to the west of Hudson Bay. This system first made its appearance on the map published in 1753 by Phillippe Buache entitled "Carte des Nouvelles Decouvertes..." The River network was developed from a letter from Admiral Bartholomew de Fonte" concerning his discoveries in the course of a voyage from Callao, Peru, to find out if there was any northwest passage betwen the Atlantic Ocean and the South and Tartarian seas." (Wagner, vol. I, p. 158). Fonte's route gained populatiry and was the subject of great debate in the mid-eighteenth century.

Henry Wagner (1937):) Cartography of the Northwest Caost of America to the year 1880. For a copy of Buache's map see: H12/1-4000/1750. See also: H3/1000/1743 for a copy of the Bellin map. 74/3179. Copy 2 - MacDonald Collection Item 194 (80101/245) now described in Mikan. Miakn # 3964066

Related materials
For other copies see Mikan 3964066 (NMC 119082)

Availability of other formats note
The microfiche version is NMC6626 (copy 1)

Location of originals note
Le Rouge, G.L.: Atlas nouveau portatif a l'usage des militaires et du voyageur...


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