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 Collection

Name: 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.

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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.

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Dimensions: 30 x 39 cm.

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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.

LC Call Number: G3270 .L5 1772

OCLC: 5405011

Accession Number: OS-1772-1

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