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North America, Eastern. Chatelain, Henri Abraham Carte de la Nouvelle France, ou se voit le cours des Grandes Rivieres de S. Laurens & de Mississippi Aujour d'ui. [Paris?] 1719. Includes inset map of the coast of Louisiana. A plan and view of Quebec are engraved in a cartouche in the lower right hand corner. From: t. 6 (1719) of Chatelain's Atlas Historique, 1705-1720, with text by Guedeville. Phillips, Maps, p. 567. [was originally in Slot 26]

Chatelain's map of North America was published to promote the interests of the Compagnie Francoise Occident, a trading company established to encourage the development of the Louisiana territory and as a consequence of its development, the stabilization of a lagging French economy. The map illustrates the relationship among the French, English and Spanish claims on the continent.

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