A General Map of the Discoveries of Admiral de Fonte & others, By M. de l'Isle

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: A General Map of the Discoveries of Admiral de Fonte & others, By M. de l'Isle

Barcode: 674

Creator: L'Isle, Joseph Nicolas de, 1688-1768

Publisher: Gentleman’s magazine (London, England),

Region Depicted: Pacific Ocean · North America · United States · Russia · Alaska · Arctic regions · British Columbia · Canada · Washington (State) · Oregon · California · Bering Sea

Date Produced: 1754

Date Published: 1754

Language: English

Historical Context: This map was published in Gentleman's Magazine in 1754. The origins are from a Spanish admiral named Bartholomew de Fonte who claimed to have sailed up the Pacific coast of North America in 1640. An article about this voyage in 1706 has been proven to be a fabrication.

Subjects: Gentleman?s magazine (London, England) · Pacific Ocean · North America · United States · Russia · Alaska · Arctic regions · British Columbia · Canada · Washington (State) · Oregon · California · Bering Sea · Explorers · Maps--Early works to 1800

Map Type: Geographical, Thematic, Historical

Dimensions: 19 x 25 cm.

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: See information in the folder.

Brief Description: Map of the Bering Sea and North Pacific Ocean showing the adjacent areas of Russia and North America. The map includes the routes of various explorers and historical notes.

Physical Description: 1 map: uncolored, illustrated

Theme: From Colonies to Local Control: Mapping North America, 1494 to 1867

Collection/Donor: Osher

Permanent URL: http://www.oshermaps.org/map/674.0001