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1758 German map of America with peculiar (and late) Island of California

Place/Date: Berlin / 1758
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Title: America oder Neu Europa
Dimensions
22 x 18.3 cm (8.5 x 7.3 in)
Identifier
NL-00182
Coloring
Uncolored
Condition Rating
VG

Description

Rather scarce map of North and South America depicting California as a long island with an indented northern coast.

The Pacific Northwest is labeled: Terra Borealis incognita detect. a Joh. de Gama.

Guadalcanal is wrongly placed near the west coast of South America.

An engraved vignette in the lower left depicts three Europeans presenting an open chest to a native.

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Condition Description

Lower left margin trimmed to neat line as issued for folding into book; very good.

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