Important and detailed map of North America shows both east and west coasts, as well as Canada & Alaska.
California & the Pacific Northwest coast to Alaska is still speculative & uncharted, whereas the east coast is depicted from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia & New England down to Florida and the Gulf Coast, showing Boston, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Georgia.
Place names and names /location of Indian tribes. No sign of Rockies alargely fictitious interior.
Fascinating map of North America, based upon a map by Thomas Engel.
Engel's map of North America was issued in his Memoires Observations Geographiques in 1765, and provides a fascinating look at the water courses across North America, with no less than 4 rivers reaching from the Pacific to the Rocky Mountains and one nearly to the Mississippi, commencing near Puget Sound. Baron La Hontan's mythical River of the West is shown with only a short portage from L. de Tahuglanks across the Rockies to the source of the Mississippi. Two other rivers begin north of the Bering Strait and feed the mythical Lake Conibas popularized by Wytfliet in 1597, with Lake Michinipi, passing over top of the Rockies.
Printed for Diderot's Encyclopedia Usual folds from book