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GIBSON, John - A New Map of the Whole Continent of America, Divided into North and South West Indies. Wherein are exactly Described the United States of North America...

GIBSON, John - A New Map of the Whole Continent of America, Divided into North and South West Indies. Wherein are exactly Described the United States of North America...
A New Map of the Whole Continent of America, Divided into North and South West Indies. Wherein are exactly Described the United States of North America... - GIBSON, John
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Title : A New Map of the Whole Continent of America, Divided into North and South West Indies. Wherein are exactly Described the United States of North America....
Map maker : GIBSON, John.
Date : London, printed for Rob't Sayer, 1786.
Size : 40.6 x 46.5 inches. / 103.2 x 118.2 cm.
Colouring : Original outline colour

Description :Post-Revolutionary War (1786) English wall map of the Western Hemisphere showing the West Indies and the Americas along with the American possessions of the European colonial powers. Shows the States in their infancy and the political boundaries decided upon 3 years earlier in the treaties which ended the Revolutionary War.
The details are in English and incorporate interesting 18th Century misconceptions ("FouSang","the "River of the West") as well as information derived from the explorations of Captain Cook and others.
Indian tribes, cities and towns are located. The elaborate baroque title cartouche is filled with New World flora and fauna including an alligator, beaver, an Indian chieftain headdress, palm trees and a waterfall.
Inset map of the Arctic Circle, Iceland and Greenland and a large table listing the hemispheres "several European Possessions".


Condition : Copper-engraved wall map, four sheets joined to two, approx.42 1/2 x 48 1/2 if joined, original outline colour, a dark impression printed on thick paper. One small round stain top left, tight upper margin, some offsetting but in good condition for such a large map.


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