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DE WIT,F - Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Americae descriptio..

DE WIT,F -  Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Americae descriptio..
Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Americae descriptio.. - DE WIT,F
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Title : Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Americae descriptio...
Map maker : DE WIT,F.
Date : Amsterdam, 1680.
Size : 19.3 x 22.7 inches. / 48.9 x 57.7 cm.
Colouring : In attractive original colours.

Description :One of the classic Dutch maps of the Americas and one of the most often copied. Lower right hand corner F. de Wit excudit.
Several editions would appear through the end of the century. The map displays many of the misconceptions of the period, especially those in the west.
California is an island, and a river leads from the area of the Great Salt Lake to the Pacific. The place names are a mixture of fact and fantasy: some of the latter derive from legendary cities reported to the Spanish by the Indians in the 16th century.
Some of the Great Lakes are still open to the west. The engraving skill of the Dutch is shown in the two cartouches consisting of Indians performing various activities.
McLaughlin, California, 49.
Condition : Very good condition. Repair of a split in lower part center fold, hardly notable. Good margins.

ID: 28111

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