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Map maker : CARY, J..
Date : London, 1806.
Size : 18.3 x 20.7 inches. / 46.5 x 52.5 cm.
Colouring : Original colours

Description :John Caryís important and very detailed 1806 Map of the Western Hemisphere. Prepared in 1805 by John Cary for issue in his magnificent 1808 New Universal Atlas.

Alaska is called Aliaska. The United States extends westward until the Mississippi River. Florida is divided at the Apalachicola River into eastern and western sections. The western part of North America is bisected by a huge mountain range labeled The Stony Mountains. Most of the Westcoast is called New Albion, and is shown as mostly unexplored with a few suspected rivers delineated by dotted lines.
The South America portion of the map is notable for its excellent detail in the Amazon basin and the massive Spanish holdings extending from Panama south to Patagonia. East of the Falklandís the mythical Aurora Island is noted. Map extends to show the Sandwich Islands, Britain and Europe, and western Africa.
All in all, one of the most interesting and attractive maps of the Western Hemisphere to appear in first years of the 19th century. §

Condition : Excellent crisp impression. Mostly clean, some faint occasional soiling. Margins with some staining and tape marks on verso. Very attractive copy!

ID: 100016

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