70/5837 America Carte d'Amerique divisée en ses principales parties
70/5837 [America]. "Carte d'Amerique divisée en ses principales parties". Contemp. handcol. engr. map w. 2 cartouches by G. DE L'ISLE, 50,4x60 cm., w. engr. Latin title above the map, Amst., J. Covens and C. Mortier, 1774.

- Sm. suet(?) stain in area between Greenland and Ireland; sl. overall duststaining.

= Very decorative map, an edition still showing the "Mer de l'Ouest", the mythical Sea of the West thought to lie in the northwest of North America, an idea particularly disseminated by De L'Isle and his partner Philippe Buache. The first edition of this map, of 1722, still shows a blank area north of California.

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