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A New Map Of America From The Latest Observations. Original black and white engraved map of North and South America.
We are pleased to offer this very rare beautiful original black and white 1720 map of north and south America showing California as an island. This is a striking example of the early eighteenth-century English view of the'New World. The basic outline of the continents is accurate, but California is shown as an island. This was a myth that had begun in the early seventeenth century and lasted until the middle of the eighteenth.
By 1721, the leading scientific cartographers had reattached California to the mainland, but Senex remained conservative in his depiction. Besides this cartographic illusion, the map contains much other strange renderings in the interior of North America. The Great Lakes are shown in an unusual configuration, as is the Mississippi River system, the mouth of which is drawn entering the Gulf of Mexico just north of the Rio Grande. The nonexistent "Great Lake of Thongo or Thoya" is drawn in the northwestern part of the continent, and a long, wide river is shown running along the course of the Appalachian range and debouching into the Gulf of Mexico just west of the Florida panhandle!The interior of South America is somewhat better, but the map does include one of the greatest of all cartographic myths, viz. El Dorado shown on the shores of the equally non-existent Parime Lake.
This delightful cartographic representation is complemented by a wonderful title cartouche filled with scenes of native Americans. Thank you for looking and please be sure and look at our other auctions for other fine works by Audubon from the first as well as the 1860 editions of the. We also have other architectural, natural history plates as well as original maps, all guaranteed original. Please note that we now have (finally, mercifully) a legitimate "about me".
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This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\North America Maps". The seller is "cirqlar" and is located in Cleveland, Ohio.This item can be shipped worldwide.