M21252 | Partie de l'Amérique Septent? qui comprend La Nouvelle France ou le Canada.
Partie de l'Amérique Septent? qui comprend La Nouvelle France ou le Canada.
Robert de Vaugondy
1755, 18th century
Ink and watercolour on laid paper - Engraving
49 x 60 cm
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Print (10661)
Published in the Atlas Universel des années 1749 à 1792, this map shows the northern region of North America, including New France, An inset in the lower left-hand corner shows the Great Lakes. Although 18th-century cartography was probably based more on interpretations of cartography than on geographic reality, cartography was an art form in itself, as the decorative elements and land divisions of this one, by Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766), certainly reveal.