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Mortier Pierre
Carte nouvelle de l amerique
1700. Carte Nouvelle de l'Amerique Angloise Contenant la Virginie, Mary-Land, Caroline, Pensylvania, Nouvelle Iorck, N: Iarsey N: France, et les Terres Nouvellement Decoverte . . .' (with an inset map of Boston Harbor) A very fine example of this detailed 2-sheet map of the British Colonies in North America, drawn directly from Robert Morden's rare and important 'New Map of the English Empire In America', that was first published in circa 1698 in London. Printed on thick paper in original publishers colours. Onli little brownish. Size of the sheet: 63 x 98 cm.. From the first edition anno 1700. Burden identifies the map as "the first printed plan of an English colonial city in a non-English map." Burden notes: The most notable feature here is the mountain range extending from the Florida peninsula northwards into Michigan. This plateau remains, although the legend found on the Morden describing [the mountain range] does not. The original source for this curious feature is unknown. . . the map's English origins are clearly seen, including the Copper Mine near present day Chicago, and Mines of Iron besides the Ohio River, both originating from Thevenot, 1681. The unusual depiction of Green Bay, the broader northern portion of the Delaware peninsula, the boundaries of Pennsylvania extending far to the north, the altered Cape Cod and the inset plan of Boston Harbor are all features found on the Morden map. The map focuses on the British Colonies in North America and illustrates several popular geographical misconceptions of the late 17th Century. There is a strange mountai … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat [Germany]
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