L'Amérique divisée Dans les principaux Etats avec les Nouvelles Decouvertes du Capit. Cook Depuis le Detroit de Behrings jousqui du Nord dans l'Ocean pacifique Et Du Capit. Jean Meares dans les annéas 1788. et 1789.
|Title||L'Amérique divisée Dans les principaux Etats avec les Nouvelles Decouvertes du Capit. Cook Depuis le Detroit de Behrings jousqui du Nord dans l'Ocean pacifique Et Du Capit. Jean Meares dans les annéas 1788. et 1789. |
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|Cartographer||Delamarche, Charles Francois, 1740-1817|
|Explorer||Cook, James, 1728-1779|
Meares, John, 1748-1801
|Century Published||19th century|
|Publication Date||1800 |
|Publisher||Delamarche, Charles Francois, 1740-1817|
|Place of Publication||Italy--Venice |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Contains watermark with crest of three stars and a crown.
Printed in the lower right corner in the cartouche:
"L'Amérique divisée Dans les principaux Etats avec les Nouvelles Decouvertes du Capit. Cook Depuis le Detroit de Behrings jousqui du Nord dans l'Ocean Pacifique Et Du Capit. Jean Meares dans les annéas 1788. et 1789. Par C.F. Delamarche Geogrpahe et successeur de Robert de Vougondy. A Venise 1800."
Depicts North America, Central America and South America, islands in the south Pacific Ocean, the Sandwich Islands, New Zealand, and the far northeastern tip of Asia including the Kamchatka Peninsula and the northern part of Japan. South America is divided into major regions including Peru, Pays Des Amazones, Bresil, Paraguay, Chili and Terre Ferme. Nouv Mexique, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, New England, New York, Boston and Philadelphia and shown in North America. In northwest North America, Alaska is depicted as is the Bering Strait. Includes exploration dates and routes by Cook and Meares. Labels areas in which Native American tribes reside in North America including the Apache, the Cherokee and the Eskimo. Surrounding the title cartouche are various plants and tropical foliage.
Prime Meridian: [Isle de Ferro].
Scale c.a. 1:60, 000, 000.
|Contextual Notes||Charles Francois Delamarche (1740-1817) was a geographer, publisher and globe maker. He was Didier Robert de Vaugondy's successor after his death and reissued a number of his atlases. Delmarche's work includes "USA" (1785), "Globes' (1785-1800), "Institutions géographiques des globes" (1791), "Tableaux géographiques" (1794), "Atlas d'Etude" (1797) and "World and Continents" (1805).|
James Cook (1728-1779) was an English navigator and hydrographer who conducted extensive naval expeditions involving the survey of Newfoundland and exploration in the south Pacific Ocean and the northwest coast of North America. Throughout his three major voyages in the 1760s and 1770s, Cook encountered New Zealand, Australia, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Bering Strait. After great success on his second voyage circumnavigating the globe, he was elected to the Royal Society and given the rank of post-Captain. During his last voyage through the south Pacific Ocean and the northwest coast of North America from 1776-1779, he died in a skirmish with native inhabitants of Hawaii on February 14, 1779. Following his death, Charles Clerke took over charge of the expedition (Howgego, 254-58).
John Meares (1756-1809) was an English se trader and captain. After founding the Bengal Fur Company, he sailed from Calcutta, India in March 1786 to Nootka on Vancouver Island. He stayed in Alaska during that winter and then returned to China in 1787. He later came back to the North American northwest with a large crew under him two ships: Iphigenia Nubiana and Felice Adventurer. The Iphigenia went to the Aleutians and Queen Charlotte Islands. Meares later returned to China, 1788-9. He supported British claims on the area and his writings led to a British negotiation with the Spanish who had also laid claim to Nootka Sound (Howgego, 698).
Howgego, Raymond John. "Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800: A Comprehensive Reference Guide to the History and Literature of Exploration, Travel, and Colonization from the Earliest Times to the Year 1800." Potts Point, Australia: Hordern House, 2003.
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)||South America--Maps--Early works to 1800.; North America--Maps--Early works to 1800.; Cook, James, 1728-1779--Travel.; Meares, John, 1748-1801--Travel. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP150 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G3291 S12 1800 D4 (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||50 x 66 cm. |
|Condition||Several brown stains throughout. Some watercolor is visible on verso. Tidelines evident on verso on left border. Written in pencil on verso in lower right corner: "1800." |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 400 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |