Item Number: 1970:02007.01S Date of map: 1700?
secondo le ultime osservazioni dell Accademia Reale delle Scienze di Parigi
[map of the Western Hemisphere -- the Americas]
(corporate name): Academy of Sciences (Paris)
This is one map (page
220) in a bound volume of
twenty maps that are from a geography textbook
that is missing its table of contents. The
page numbering of the maps is not consecutive.
The titles are in Italian, derived from an edition issued by the Royal Academy
of Sciences in Paris, France. Each map includes lines of latitude and
Because the Royal Academy of Sciences of Paris was established in 1666, it is
estimated that this textbook was published in the late 17th century or the
early 18th century.
This map of North America is remarkably accurate with respect to size
and length:width ratio.
map forms part of the Cutter World Map Collection, collection C 003, at the Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis
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