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Title: Amerique Dressee pour l'etude de la Geographie, : : revue et augmentee par Mr. Brion, Ingenieur Geographe du Roy a Paris, chez Desnos, Ingr. Geog. pour les Globes et Spheres, rue St. Jacques, au Globe. 1786
Date Created: 1786
Name: Brion de la Tour, Louis
Cartographer
Name: Desnos, Louis Charles
Collaborator
Abstract: This is a map of the Americas with the northwestern part of North America left undefined. It shows more large lakes to the west of the Great Lakes and a river route to the Pacific, which was believed to exist. Elevation is shown with hachures. Stippling is used to show fishing banks off the east coast of Newfoundland. The map has 16 sailing ships placed throughout the oceans. The title appears within an illustrated cartouche in the lower left. The map is placed between panels of text on either side. James W. Macnutt Collection.
Identifier: HF.96.1.18
Physical Description
  • 1 map accompanied by 2 text panels: col.; 50.8 x 30.5 cm. [from measurements provided on the back of the frame]. The actual map, within its neat lines, is approximately 25 x 22 cm.
  • Engraved
  • Coloured engraving on paper, framed, under glass.
Continent: North America
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Physical Location: Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation