SOLD: 1745 Seale - A Map of North America with the European Settlements & Whatever Else Is Remarkable in ye West Indies [Island of California]

SOLD: Seale's 1745 North America with Island of California and other cartographic myths

Title:

A Map of North America with the European Settlements & Whatever Else Is Remarkable in ye West Indies, from the Latest and Best Observations

Map maker:

R. W. Seale, Tindal's continuation of Rapin's History of England

Place and Year:

London, 1745

Dimensions:

46.8 x 37.6 cm (18.4 x 14.8 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand color

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

Cartographic myths and much else of interest fill this map of North America. It is one of the last maps to show the island of California although Seale also incorporated some information from Kino in the southwest.

Seale continues to portray fanciful details from Baron Lahontan's romantic tale of his 1688-90 travels west of the upper Mississippi River with the Longue River stretching to the Rocky Mountains. The Straits of Annian are noted, but most of the northwest is marked Parts Unknown and contains little data. Of particular note are the many Indian Towns located throughout the map.

Shading designates the trade winds with directional arrows showing the course of the winds. The routes of the Spanish galleons are marked in the Caribbean.

CONDITION NOTES

A crisp impression on watermarked paper. Issued folding, now pressed with minor offsetting and a short archivally repaired tear in the right blank margin.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00022

REFERENCES

McLaughlin #228; Tooley (Amer) #97; Wheat (TMW) #124.

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