Author: Laurie & Whittle
Title: A New Map of the Whole Continent of America, Divided into North and South and West Indies. Wherein are Exactly Described the United States of North America, as well as the several European Possessions according to the Preliminaries of Peace signed at Versailles Jan. 20 1783. Compiled from Mr. d'Anville's Maps of that Continent... & Corrected in the several Parts belonging to Great Britain from the Original Materials of Governor Pownall...
Place Published: London
Publisher:Laurie & Whittle
Date Published: 1794
Engraved map, full color, colored pictorial cartouche. On four sheets joined together. 103x118 cm (40½x46½").
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Very large, detailed map of North and South America at the close of the 18th century, with good detail in the east and southwest of North America, but the western portions still largely blank; in the northwest, the coast is shown with fair accuracy, but only as far as Queen Charlotte's Isles. California boasts a R. de los Delores flowing westward into Puerto de la Bodega el Cordon, also identified as Sr. Francis Drake's Harbour 1579, and well north of that is Pta. de los Reyes. To the south, R. del Carmel plunges into the sea just north of S. Diego. In the left-hand portion of the southern sheet is a large table giving colonial possessions, and below that a large inset of Baffin's and Hudson's Bays, Greenland, etc.