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Detailed map of America, showing the recently updated Northwest Coast of America shortly after Cook's voyage reshaped the knowledge of the region.

The depiction of the Bay of the West has recently been removed. The map shows tremendous detail throughout. The Northwest Coast of America reflects the discoveries of Cook and the Russian Discoveries in the mid-18th Century. The large inset of Alaska still shows a relatively conjectural configuration.

Excellent detail in the Southwest US, and throughout South America, with is treated in excellent detail. Cartouche, compass rose and extensive notes throughout the map.

Jean-Claude Dezauche Biography

Jean-Claude Dezauche (fl. 1780-1838) was a French map publisher. He edited and reissued 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 Nicholas Buache. Dezauche worked in the Depot de la Marine, as had the elder Buache.