Carte Generale des Decouvertes de l'Amiral de Fonte, et autres Navigateurs Espagnols, Anglois et Russes pour la recherche du Passage la Mer du Sud. Par M. de L'Isle de l'Academie Royale des Sciences & c. publiee a Paris en Septembre 1752.

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: Carte Generale des Decouvertes de l'Amiral de Fonte, et autres Navigateurs Espagnols, Anglois et Russes pour la recherche du Passage la Mer du Sud. Par M. de L'Isle de l'Academie Royale des Sciences & c. publiee a Paris en Septembre 1752.

Title Translation: General Map of the Discoveries of the Admiral de Fonte, and other Spanish, English and Russian Navigators for the search of the Passage to the South Sea. By M. de L'Isle of the Royal Academy of Sciences & c. Published in Paris in September 1752.

Barcode: 764

Creator: Robert de Vaugondy, Didier, 1723-1786, L'Isle, Joseph Nicolas de, 1688-1768

Publishing Location: Paris

Region Depicted: Arctic regions · Greenland · Russia · Alaska · Arctic Ocean · North Pole · Northwest Passage · Canada · Oregon · California · Idaho · Nevada · Montana · Wyoming · Utah · Colorado · Arizona · New Mexico

Date Produced: 1752

Date Published: 1752

Language: French

Historical Context: This fascinating map of the North Pacific shows a conjectured shape of the American Northwest based on reports by Bartholomew De Fonte and some Russian explorers. The mythical Bay of the West is one of the more prominent nonexistent features depicted here.

Subjects: Pacific and Mountain States · Arctic regions · Greenland · Russia · Alaska · Arctic Ocean · North Pole · Northwest Passage · Canada · Bering Strait · Juan de Fuca, Strait of (B.C. and Wash.) · Fuentes, Bartolome? de, active 17th century · Exploration and discovery · Maps--Early works to 1800

Map Type: Geographical

Dimensions: 30 x 39 cm.

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: Suppl. 7e. carte upper right hand corner of map. This is one of ten maps which appeared in a supplement of the Encyclopedie ou dictionnaire raisson‚ des sciences, des arts et des m‚tiers. The supplement was published by Charles-Joseph Panckouke.

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: illustrated

Insets: Carte dressee Sur la lettre de l'Amiral de Fonte par l'Ecrivain de la Californie.

Theme: The Acadèmie Royale des Sciences and France as the King of Cartography, 1700-1783

Collection/Donor: Osher

Permanent URL: http://www.oshermaps.org/map/764.0001