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A Mapp of All the World in two Hemispheres in which are exactly Described all the Parts of the Earth and Seas. Described by Sanson, corrected and amended by William Berry
London: "Sold by William Berry at ye Sign of the Globe between Charing Cross and Whitehall", 1680. Engraved double-hemispheric world map, period hand-colouring in outline. (Expertly repaired tears at sheet edges). 23 1/4 x 35 1/8 inches. Scarce separately issued seventeenth century English world map. "William Berry, a minor map-seller who sometimes worked in conjunction with Robert Morden, has here adapted the Sanson world map as published by Hubert Jaillot in 1674. Berry has patriotically marked the islands discovered by Drake just off Tierra del Fuego and has added New Albion in the northern part of California, shown as an island. Decoration is minimal except for a cartouche carrying a dedication to Charles II and his coat-of-arms" (Shirley). Other differences from the Sanson map include additional toponyms in North America, reflecting English settlements, including Carolina. The map was offered for sale as a separate sheet and within a composite world atlas offered for sale by Berry. Of the latter, Phillips writes: "This collection of English maps by William Berry is sometimes known as the English Sanson atlas. The maps were published separately at various dates and the atlas was issued without a title page. There are only two other copies of this atlas known, one in the King's collection in the British Museum, where it is regarded as one of the rarest of English atlases." Shirley, Mapping the World 501; Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast 417; cf. Phillips, Atlases 3442.
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