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[North America] Robert de Vaugondy, Carte des parties nord et, ouest de l'Amérique. Paris, 1772. 11½ x 14½. Color. VG. Based on Samuel Engel's synthesis of American maps. California is part of the continent. The west has several huge lakes, bigger than any of the Great Lakes, and a number of east-west rivers. Lahontan's mythical Riviere Longue connects to the Mississippi. The continent projects too far west. The Straits of Anian separate America from Asia. Only a few native American tribes are listed, the west being mostly Allies des Sioux. A caption above present-day Astoria marks the discoveries of Yazoo Indian Monchact-Apé who reportedly traveled in the early 1700s from the Mississippi River to the Pacific and back. Pedley 453; Wheat 158. $250.00

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