L'Amerique divisée Par Grands Etats Par le Sr. Janvier Géographe A Paris
|Title||L'Amerique divisée Par Grands Etats Par le Sr. Janvier Géographe A Paris |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/G3290_1783_J3.html |
|Cartographer||Janvier, Jean Denis fl. 1746-1779|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1783 |
|Place of Publication||France--Paris |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Contains illegible watermark.
Printed in cartouche in lower right corner:
"L'Amerique divisée Par Grands Etats Par le Sr. Janvier Géographe A Paris chez Lattré Graveur rue St. Jacques, prés la Fontaine Saint Severin, a la Ville de Bordeaux. Avec Privilege du Roy. 1783."
Printed beneath cartouche:
Printed above top right corner outside border:
Written in pencil on verso along top edge:
"no. 42. 55."
Includes areas of exploration along the northwest coast of North America marked by name of explorer including: Captain Bering, Tszirikow in 1741, Admiral de Fonte, Juan de Fuca and Martin D'Aguilar. Also shows New Zealand and many islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Hawaii or "Owhy hee" is shown in the Sandwich Islands as the place where Captain Cook died. The eastern region of North America belonging to the United States is shown with its western border as the Mississippi River. Faintly visible in the northwest region of North America are the signs of an earlier imprint showing a Sea of the West and possibly a Northwest Passage. Includes Illustrations of fruits and branches around cartouche.
Prime meridian: Teneriff.
Scale: c.a. 1:55, 000, 000.
[E 180 degrees—E 360 degrees / N 80 degrees—S 70 degrees].
|Contextual Notes||Jean Janvier also known as "Sieur Jean Janvier" and "Robert Janvier" was a French geographer in Paris. He worked on many maps himself but frequently collaborated with others. Many of his maps appear in atlases by others. His works include: "France" with Longchamps (1751), "Isles Brit." With Bordeaux (1759), a map in "Atlas de Géographie ancienne et modern" by Jean de Beaurain, "America" with Longchamps (1754), maps of the world, the continents, France and Germany (c.a. 1760), "L'Amérique" (1772) and "Paris" with Lattré (1783-90) (Moreland and Bannister, 136; Tooley, 334).|
Jean Lattré was an engraver and publisher in France. He engraved for Vaugondy (1743), Janvier (1760) and Bonne. His works include: "Malte" (1752), "Chambry" (1754), "Bordeaux" (1759), "Dijon" (1762), "Paris" (1765), "Atlas Moderne" (1771, 1783, 1793) and "Etats Unis (1784) (Tooley, 379).
Source(s): "Rare Maps Held in Research Collections Master List (In Accession Number Order)." McMaster University Library. 2008.
Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
|Category||Exploration and Discovery|
|Location Depicted||Western Hemisphere|
|Subjects (LCSH)||America--Maps--Early works to 1800 |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP097 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G3290 1783 J3 |
|Physical Description||31 x 45 cm. |
|Condition||Small brown stains along bottom of centerfold. Small piece missing from lower right corner of leaf. Has binder's guard. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 600 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|References||"Rare Maps Held in Research Collections Master List (In Accession Number Order)." McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107059, http://library.mcmaster.ca/maps/rcmaps.htm#107059, image of map available at http://library.mcmaster.ca/maps/images/raremaps/107059.jpg. |