viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Recently found by viaLibri....

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.
      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
Last Found On: 2014-10-29           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

LINK TO THIS PAGE: www.vialibri.net/years/items/780772/1719-senex-john-1678-1740-a-new-map-of-america-from

Browse more rare books from the year 1719


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     561 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2017 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.