Detailed uncommon map of the St. Lawrence River originally designed as an inset map for D'Anville's Canada Louisiane et Terres Angloises it. Was also published as single sheet for the composite atlases m. Ost of D'Anville's atlases were made up for the individual customer. And sometimes with a 24-page pamphlet entitled Memoire sur la carte intitulee: Canada, Louisiane, & Terres Angloises.The map includes superb detail of the river from Lake Ontario to Isle aux Coudres, including the Rivier de Richelieu. Published in Paris in 1755-56 by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. Printed on heavy stable paper with a couple of light stains and age toning. The map comes from a composite atlas and has the original multi folds due large dimensions. He engraved his first map at the age of fifteen and produced many maps of high quality throughout his career. He became the finest cartographer of his time and carried on the French school of cartography developed by the Sanson and the de L'Isle families. Although he apparently never left the city of Paris, he had access to the reports and maps of French explorers, traders, and missionaries. During his long career he accumulated a large collection of cartographic materials that has been preserved. He was particularly interested in Asia and produced the first reasonably accurate map of China in 1735. He became Royal Geographer and Cartographer to the King of France in the middle of the eighteenth century, at a time when French cartography was still considered to be the best in the world.
He was the successor to Guillaume Delisle as the chief proponent of scientific cartography, and his influence on his contemporaries was profound. To illustrate the cartography of the middle to latter part of the eighteenth century a d'Anville map is essential.
He was foremost in using the latest and most accurate cartographic information available. From the latest discoveries of the many French explorers to information available from explorers such as Cook and others.And unlike many cartographers of the day, he was not adverse to leave blank spaces in his maps, where knowledge was insufficient. Dimensions copper plate: 57 x 48 cm + margins. All of the maps we sell are Originals, Authentic and in Good condition. The item "1756 Uncommon SAINT LAWRENCE River CANADA Lake ONTARIO St. Lawrence D'ANVILLE" is in sale since Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\North America Maps". The seller is "ruggis" and is located in Brescia. This item can be shipped worldwide.