Map: 1696 Jaillot Map of North America (California as an Island) -- Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en ses Principales PartiesDate Printed: 1696 AmsterdamCartographer: H. JaillotSize: 19.3 x 23 in.Condition: Excellent. Slight toning at margins and more on the edge. Crisp and vivid colors and political boundary outlines.
This is a beautiful map of North America shows California as an island after Sanson's lead earlier. A strip of Terre de Jesso Iecois shown in the Pacific immediately west of northern California. R. del Norte (Rio Grande River) erroneously drains into the Gulf of California. The two western Great Lakes are open-ended, and Lake Erie is placed too far south. British posessions center on a large Virginia.Floride Francoise is today's CarolinasandN. Suede (Sweeden), N. Pays Bas (Netherlands) andN. Hollende are shown further up the East Coast. New York is referenced as Amsterdam. Florideoccupies most of today's South US. This is a rare find, with two cartouches on the left. Elaborate title cartouche is at the top left with dedication to the Duke of Burgundy.
Alexis Hubert Jaillot (1632 -1712) was a French cartographer and publisher. His first atlas, Atlas Nouveau, published in 1861, was such a commercial success that other publishers so tried to plagiarize it
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