Antique Map of North America -- Showing Mythical Bay of the West
Fine example of the last edition of Janvier's map of North America to illustrate the sea of the west, prior to the incorporation of information from Cook's Voyage.
Gone is the massive conjectural Alaskan archipelago tentatively theorized from the reports of Behring and Tchirakow. In its place is more conservative although equally inaccurate mapping of the NW Coast to the Arctic Circle.
In this last edition, the earlier plate has been changed to delete the words du Roy from the publication privilege. The US is named (pre 1783 Treaty). Numerous Indian names and early French forts shown.
An essential map for Bay of the West collections.