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Fuentes, Bartolomé de active 17th century

Works: 30 works in 140 publications in 5 languages and 921 library holdings
Genres: Maps  Early maps  History  Charts, diagrams, etc 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: F591, 910.0916327
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Most widely held works by Bartolomé de Fuentes
An account of the countries adjoining to Hudson's Bay in the north-west part of America by Arthur Dobbs( Book )

48 editions published between 1744 and 1982 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dobbs emphasized the riches of Hudson Bay and the probability of a Northwest Passage in his opposition to the Hudson's Bay Company's monopoly of trade there
Explication de la carte des nouvelles découvertes au nord de la mer du Sud by Joseph Nicolas de L'Isle( Book )

7 editions published in 1752 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rejoinder to Mr. Dobbs's reply to Captain Middleton by Arthur Dobbs( Book )

1 edition published in 1745 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examen histórico-crítico de los viajes y descubrimientos apócrifos del Capitan Lorenzo Ferrer Maldonado, de Juan de Fuca y del almirante Bartolomé de Fonte by Martín Fernández de Navarrete( Book )

1 edition published in 1849 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considérations géographiques et physiques sur les nouvelles découvertes au nord de la Grande Mer, appellée vulgairement la mer du Sud by Philippe Buache( Book )

in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two volumes; the first comprising a textual description of recent discoveries in the northern part of the Pacific Ocean, the second including 12 maps on 16 plates
Nuove scoperte de'Russi al nord del Mare del Sud sí nell' Asia, che nell' America by Antonio Zatta( )

1 edition published in 1776 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The idea of a Northwest Passage linking the Hudson Bay to the Pacific is central to this map ... embraces the speculative geography advocated by Nicholas De L'Isle and Phillipe Bauche. De L'Isle and Bauche were supporters of the Northwest Passage theory associated with the apocryphal voyage of the 17th century Admiral de Fonte ... Both the Kingdom of Anian and the Straight of Anian ... Just south of the Strait of Anian, Zatta includes 'Fou-Sang' which he describes as a Chinese Colony. Fusang of Fousang is a region first documented by the Chinese Buddhist missionary Hui Shen in the 5th century. Hui Shen describes a land some 20,000 Chinese Li (c. 8000 km) east of the China coast ... In later days Fusang was commonly used in Chinese poetry to designate Japan, however earlier references keep it distinct ... Hui Shen's description of Fusang with regard to distance and geography, corresponds more with the coastlands of North America than with Japan. The French historian Joseph de Guignes in his 1761article 'Le Fou-Sang des Chinois est-il l'Amérique? ' promoted this idea. Cartographers of the era, including Zatta, embraced the idea and it was included in many subsequent maps of the region ... Traveling eastward from the colony of Fu-sang Zatta has us following the apocryphal River of the West. This river, based upon a misinterpretation of the Mississippi as described by the indigenous American Indians of the Great Lakes region, started appearing on maps as early as the Bellin map of 1743 and remained well into the early 19th century ... Zatta maps the River of the West as flowing almost directly westward from L. Salso, near the city of Moozemlek in the [lake] of the Tahuglauks ... clearly a reference to the Great Salt Lake ... [from the account of the] French explorer Baron de Lahontan. Lahontan's explorations are highly criticized as near or total fabrications ... Lahontan offers a detailed map to accompany his account showing this river--which our map shows running just to the east of the L. Salso as the 'F. Longo.' In Lahontan's own map he divides the 'Long River' between areas that he has personally explored and regions that he has mapped from Native American descriptions. It is from these same American Indian groups that Lahontan heard tales of the Salt Lake that he describes in his narrative and that appears in our Zatta map ... Travelling south of the Chinese colony of Fu-sang we come across the legendary Kingdom of Quivira. Quivira, along with Cibola, was one of the Seven Cities of Gold from Spanish folklore ... Coronado, hearing tales of the rich Aztec homeland of Azatlan somewhere to the north believed he was hunting for Quivira in what is today the American southwest. The Venetian cartographer Zaltieri, reading Coronado's accounts, moved Quivira further north, near Anian, where Zatta places it and where it remained for several hundred years ... Just south of the Salt Lake we find the region of Teguayo or Tolm. Teguayo was also associated with the Seven Cities of gold and the 16th century explorations of Coronado"--Geographicus Rare Antique Maps website, viewed on October 15, 2015
Nouvelles cartes des découvertes de l'amiral de Fonte et autres navigateurs espagnols, portugais, anglois, hollandois, françois & russes, dans les mers septentrionales, avec leur explication by Joseph Nicolas de L'Isle( Book )

1 edition published in 1753 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Entdeckung von Sibirien / Meeting of Frontiers
A general map of the discoveries of Admiral de Fonte, exhibiting the great probability of a North-West Passage by Thomas Jefferys( )

1 edition published in 1768 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nouvelles cartes des découvertes de l'amiral de Fonte et autres navigateurs... dans les mers septentrionales, avec leur explication.( )

1 edition published in 1753 in French and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
De Fonte, Barthelemi active 17th century

De Fonte, Bartholomew active 17th century

De Fuentes, Bartholomé, 17e siècle

De Fuentes, Bartolomé active 17th century

Fonte, Barthelemi de active 17th century

Fonte, Bartholomew de active 17th century

Fuente, De la active 17th century Amiral

Fuente, De la, Amiral (Bartolomé), active 17th century

Fuentes, Bartolomé de 17th cent

English (99)

French (28)

Spanish (6)

German (1)

Italian (1)