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Gerard Schagen
Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Americae Descriptio
Amsterdam, c.1671. Very Good, margins shaved closely, laid on acid free tissue paper for long term preservation, a tear from the left margin entering into the plate due to the connection to the book is repaired expertly and hardly noticeable.. Maps South America Continent; Maps North America; , A wonderfully rich impression, map of the America's from the mid 17th century. This is an early example of this well known map. Unlike other maps, which used the Sanson model, this map was helped popularize the style that Visscher began before him.Of course, the map has some fascinating irregularities for the modern eye. California is shown as an Island, Florida is shown as an archipelago, and there is an imagined northwest passage, Great lakes are depicted as one Lake Ontario and other four lakes as one large lake and the lower part of Hudson's Bay is depicted differently to name only a few. However, the map is handsomely decorated with an ornate cartouche, illustrations of ships at sea, and wildlife in the place of detail where exploration had not yet occurred. , Size : 440x543 (mm), 17.32x21.38 (Inches), Black & White, 0
Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books [Canada]
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