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Carte de la partie septentrionale des Etats Unis
late 18th century
Printmaker:Engraved by Pierre Francois Tardieu , French, 1757 - 1822
Engraving; black printer's ink and wataercolor on laid paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 12 3/4 x 16 3/4in. (32.4 x 42.5cm) Platemark (height x width): 13 1/4 x 17 5/16in. (33.7 x 44cm) Sheet (height x width): 17 3/4 x 22 3/4in. (45.1 x 57.8cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: This French map showing eastern Canada and the northeastern United States appears to have been made sometime before 1791, although this particular copy may well have been printed somewhat later. Vermont, shown here as an independent republic, joined the United States in 1791, becoming the fourteenth state and the first to join after the original thirteen. Also in 1791, Canada was divided into Upper and Lower Canada and remained so divided until 1841. Although France had relinquished its claims to Canada at the end of the French and Indian Wars, France and England remained rivals and French interest in the area remained strong.
Description: Map of portions of Canada and the northern United States extending from Philadelphia up the coast to the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and Newfoundland. George's Bank and other fishing grounds are shown. To the west, the map extends to Lake Ontario. Counties, cities, towns, villages, forts, roads, rivers, lakes, and mountains are shown. States are outlined in green. A table of distances from France and England is at upper left.
Cartographic Note: No scale
Inscription: On recto, lower right, printed in black ink, "CARTE / DE LA PARTIE SEPTENTRIONALE / DES ETATS UNIS, / Comprenant / LE CANADA, / LA NOUVELLE ECOSSE, NEW HAMPSHIRE, / MASSACHUSET'S BY, RHODE-ISLAND, CONNECTICUT, / NEW-YORCK, ETAT-DE-VERMONT, / avec partie de Pensilvanie et de New-Jersey"; upper right, in pencil, "N. E." On verso, upper left, in pencil, "5 [in circle]"
Object Number: 2012.312.274
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