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Carte Generale des Decouvertes de L'Amiral de Fonte et autres Navigateurs

Date: 1772.

Hand-coloured copperplate engraving from Diderot and D'Alembert Encyclopedie

11 3/4" x 15 1/8"

CDN $425


Located in Southern British Columbia on the soiuthern shore of the fabled "Mer de l'Ouest" rises the Colorado River. Mythical "Quivera" is on the SE coast of the Mer de l'Ouest. The map shows a possible NW passage using Fonte's giant lakes to reach Hudson's Bay.

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