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Guillaume De L'Isle / Phillipe Dezauche:  Carte Du Canada Qui Comprend la Partie Septentrionale Des Etats Unis D'Amerique . . . 1783

Maps of the American Plains (Indian Territory, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota)


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Title: Carte Du Canada Qui Comprend la Partie Septentrionale Des Etats Unis D'Amerique . . . 1783

Map Maker: Guillaume De L'Isle /  Phillipe Dezauche

Place / Date: Paris / 1783

Coloring: Outline Color

Size: 25.5 x 20 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $875.00

Inventory ID: 35063


Description:

Nice example of the second Dezuache's state of Guillaume De L'Isle's seminal map of Canada, the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest, the state of this highly important map to name the United States and one of the earliest appearances of the name United States (Etats-Unis) on a printed map.

The first edition of De L'Isle's map is the first printed map to locate Detroit, first issued only 2 years after the founding of the Village by Cadillac.  The present edition is the eighth revision of map originally published by De L'Isle in 1703. This state is the first with "Etats-Unis" in the title.

De L'Isle studied at the French Maritime Ministry from 1700 to 1703, during which time he took extensive notes on the work of the Jesuit Missionaries, including Franquelin, Jolliet and others. Karpinksi notes that the fruits of De L'Isle's substantial efforts are born out by the great improvements in the mapping of the 5 Great Lakes and other parts of the map.

The information reported by Lahontan is in evidence in the Western part of the map, and discussed in a lengthy annotation. Excellent detail on the sources of the Mississippi and the regions around the Hudson and the Great Lakes. This is the scarce 4th State of the map, first issued in 1708, which removes Renard's name from the map. 


References: Karpinski p.40 and XXXI, Tooley p.20, Kershaw, 310, Schwartz pl. 80.


Related Categories:
Maps of Canada
Maps of Midwest America (Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio)
Maps of New England (Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire)
Maps of the American Plains (Indian Territory, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota)