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David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d, 1697-1782
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Composite: Amerique Septentrionale.
J.B.B. D'Anville.
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Engraved map printed on 2 sheets. Boundaries hand col. Shows boundaries of Treaty of 1763 and Ft. Duquesne. Includes geographic notes and inset map of northeastern Canada and a part of Greenland. Relief shown pictorially. Ornamental cartouche: Du dessein du Sr. Gravelot, frere de l'Auteur; grave par le Sr. Major. David Rumsey Collection copy mounted as 2 sheets. Hand numbered 19 and 20 on verso; numbered 10 on index sheet.
Wagner, 552; Lowery, 382; Taliaferro, 134; Checklist of printed maps of the Middle West to 1900, 1-0598; Karpinski, LVIII; Tooley, Printed maps of America, 104; cf P571, 572, 599; NMM 200.
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North America
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(Composite of) Amerique Septentrionale. Publiee sous les auspices de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans, Premier Prince du Sang. Par le Sr. d'Anville, M DCC XLVI (i.e., 1763?) Avec Privilege. Gravee par Guill? Delahaye. A Paris, chez l'Auteur, aus Galeries du Louvre.
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19-20 [i.e.,10:1-2]
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Delahaye, Guillaume, 1725-1802; Gravelot, Hubert Francois, 1699-1773; Major, Sieur
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Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d, 1697-1782
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(Atlas general)
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cf P571, 572, 599; NMM 200.
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Maps dated 1743-71. Most of D'Anville's atlases were made up for the individual customer, so it appears that no two are alike. Many of the maps are multisheet maps that have here been joined, so the actual map sheet count is about 45. This set is accompanied by a printed list of "Cartes Geographiques de M. D'Anville" with the maps numbered 1-38 in ms, corresponding to the maps in the atlas. This sheet also lists "Ouvrages par ecrit, et qui ont ete imprimes." One of the listed books is dated 1777. D'Anville's maps have a clarity and directness that is very "modern." He read widely, and incorporated the best available geographic knowledge into his work. The English and others copied from his maps extensively. Many of the maps were missing when we acquired this atlas, and have been added subsequently. Maps stored, some bound, in a binding with half leather and cloth ties. "Atlas" printed on the spine.
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Rumsey Collection
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Copyright 2005
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(Composite of) Amerique Septentrionale. Publiee sous les auspices de Monseigneur le …