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A New Map of America From the latest Observations
London 1719 - Copper-engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. Unusual English depiction of California as an island and with a conjectural mapping of the northwest coast. This is one of relatively few English maps to depict California as an island. Depicting all of North and South America, the map includes a conjectural northwest coast, likely derived from Morden (with the farthest north point on that coast to be a town named on the map Desolation). A large mythical Lake Thoaga is shown in western Canada and a wide river is shown extending from western Virginia to the Gulf of Mexico across the Florida panhandle. The cartouche is a lovely composition of native peoples and animals. McLaughlin, The Mapping of California as an Island 193; Tooley, "California as an Island," 81 in Tooley, The Mapping of America ; Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast 520.
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