A LANDMARK MAP FOR THE GREAT LAKES
DE L’ISLE, GUILLAUME
Carte du Canada qui Comprend la Partie Septentrionale des Etats Unis D’Amérique
Original outline color, 19-3/4” x 25-3/8”. Very good condition.
Paris, Chez Dezauche, 1703-1783
This is a late state of De L’Isle’s landmark map for Canada and the Great Lakes. In its first state of 1703 it was the first map to locate Detroit, just two years after its founding, and gives the best depiction of the Great Lakes on any map to its time. It exerted a great influence on later maps of the region.
This state, which was published by De L’Isle’s successor, J. A. Dezauche, has been revised to show the division of the continent of North America according to the Treaty of Paris, 1783. The territory of the new nation of the United States is outlined in green. Canada, now a British possession, is outlined in pink. The diminished French possessions are outlined in blue and the Spanish in yellow.
Stevens & Tree, Comparative Cartography, 42; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, plate 80 (State 1).
Inventory No. 7692