Unrecorded example of this seminal map, widely regarded as one of the most influential maps in the history of American Cartography.
The US now extends westward to the Mississippi, and the boundaries of the various European colonies are idnetified in various outline colors. The mapping of the Texas, the Gulf Coast and the Mississippi Valley are all of great cartographic importance. Florida is shown as an archipelago. This unique example was issued after the last known state identifed by Tooley to claim to be the Geographer the the King.
Jean-Claude Dezauche (fl. 1780-1838) was a French map publisher. Initially, his work focused on engraving music, but he later turned primarily to cartography. His is best known for editing and reissuing the maps of Guilluame De L’Isle and Philippe Buache, two of the most skilled mapmakers of the eighteenth century. He acquired the plates of these two men’s work in 1780 from Buache’s heir, Jean-Nicolas Buache. Dezauche's business received a further boon when he received a privilege to sell the charts of the Dépôt de la Marine. His business was carried on by his son, Jean-Andre Dezauche.