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A New Map of the Whole Continent of America Divided into North and South and West Indies wherein are exactly Described the United States of North America.


The later Laurie & Whittle edition of Gibson's celebrated two sheet map of the New World, showing the United States still in its infancy and the hemisphere's "severeal European Possessions." Superbly detailed and impressive in its size and beauty of design, the map is based on d'Anville's Americas maps, as well as Spanish explorations in northern California and the cartographic research of Governor Pownall in English North America. Although the United States extends to the Mississippi, the province of Quebec appears to encroach on U.S. territory around the Great Lakes. This edition shows northwestern North America in much greater detail than the earlier Sayer edition. The South America sheet includes an inset map of northern North America to Baffin's Bay, showing Greenland as part of the North American mainland. Running through both sheets is a listing of the states of the United States and the American possessions of the various European colonial powers. The enormous title cartouche is a baroque fantasy with New World flora, both temperate and tropical, a beaver, a alligator, and an Indian chieftain's headdress.
Item Number: rs1394
Cartographer: Gibson / Laurie & Whittle
Place & Date: London / 1794
Size: 46 1/2" x 20 1/4" (each sheet).
Condition: outline color, accurately reflecting European colonial territories; cartouche in b&w; some minor spotting and overprinting
Price: $1,850.00