Large Antique French 1746 D'anville Map of the United States & Central America
Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville (1697-1782) was one of the foremost French geographers of the eighteenth century. He carried out rigorous research in order to create his maps, which greatly developed the technical proficiency of mapmaking during his lifetime. His style was also simpler and less ornate than that of many of his predecessors. It was widely adopted by his contemporaries and successors. The research d'Anville conducted for this map included reading several decades' worth of exploration and travel narratives as well as maps by his predecessors and contemporaries, yet he realized there were still vast areas of the continent where nothing was yet known. D'Anville's map of North America corrected much of the exaggerations and distortions found on Delisle's earlier maps, adding newer, more precise information about the shapes of the Great Lakes and the configuration of the Mississippi basin, including the lower Missouri, Arkansas, and lower Red Rivers. It is a full set of the mounted on a linen back for easy consultation .While not rare a full set in good condition is scarce .The 2 map are mounted on linen but could be reframed as one piece as shown in the last picture.
H 39.7 x 20.8 inches each map .Condition report: Good condition; light toning and occasional faint age spots; some marginal handling marks . I guaranty my Antiques to be original, feel free to contact me directly