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HEYLIN, P. - A new map of the world.

HEYLIN, P. - A new map of the world.
A new map of the world. - HEYLIN, P.
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Title : A new map of the world..
Map maker : HEYLIN, P..
Date : London, 1703.
Size : 14.0 x 22.2 inches. / 35.5 x 56.5 cm.
Colouring : colored

Description :Very interesting copper-engraved double-hemisphere map published in Peter Heylin's Cosmographie 1703 edition.

With several interesting features at the height of explorations and new discoveries:

*California as an island
*Australia is named New Holland with unfinished coast lines and joined with New Guinea
*only parts of New Zealand and Tasmania are shown
*North-West America unfinished with large blank areas
*Tiny part of Alaska suggested
*New Mexico extends far north in today USA
*Shows early colonies on the US East Coast (Virginia, Jersey, Maryland,)
*Interesting shape of the Great Lakes
The map shows many regions, rivers, woods, mountains,...

Decorated with attractive later hand-colouring. Beautifully engraved!

Condition : Excellent dark and clear impression, printed on hand-laid paper! With large real watermarked incorporated into the paper, and visible when held against the light! With some faint uneven age-toning and light soiling. Central fold with some wear. Occassional soft creasing. Side margins narrow and browned. Few short repaired marginal tears. Bottom marginal corner with small chip but far away from printed area.

ID: 90914

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