A stunning watercolor map of North and Central America, the Caribbean, and the northernmost parts of South America, ca. 1681, attributed to the French Jesuit priest Abbé Claude Bernou (Father Claude Bernou). Full title in cartouche reads in French: Carte de l'Amérique septentrionale et partie de la méridionale depuis l'embouchure de la rivière St. Laurens jusqu'à l'isle de Cayenne avec les nouvelles découvertes de la rivière de Mississipi ou Colbert. (Map of North America and part of South America, from the mouth of Saint Lawrence River to Cayenne Island, with new discoveries of the Mississippi or Colbert River.)
• Antique French manuscript map of the known parts of North America, 1681, Abbé Claude Bernou
• Title: Carte de l'Amérique Septentrionale et Partie de la Méridionale depuis l'Embouchure…
• Fine Art Premium Giclée (Gouttelette) Print (100% cotton 340 gsm textured fine art paper)
• Made in USA
Posted by Betty France on 22nd Nov 2016
I am 83. I want to look closely at the maps and smile and wonder in amazement at what they saw 200 years ago. I don't want to buy a map. I am 83. I'd LIKE to buy them all, but of course out of the question. How can I just look at them, pore over them, study them, ALL. IF I cannot on this website, where can I just look at the maps? Close enough to be able to read the words and place names?