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Publisher: HENNEPIN, L.
Title: Amerique Septentrionalis Carte d'un tres grand Pays . . .
Published in: Leiden, P. van der AA, 1704
Size: 17.0 x 20.8 inches.
43.3 x 52.8 cm.

Condition: A good and dark impression. With several folds as issued, re-inforced for protective reason. Upper part partly re-margined, no printed area missing. In very good condition.
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A beautiful general map that attempts to place in perspective Hennepin's important mapping of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River. The Hennepin delineation's of Lake Superior, Michigan and Huron are remarkable improvements upon the Sanson maps. (Karpinski)
Showing the Mississippi River entering the Gulf far to the west of its actual location. In upper left corner an inset (100x165mm) showing part of mainland Japan and Terra de Iesso reaching to the California coast.
The uncommon later state: In c.1698 the copper plate was acquired by Specht in Utrecht and von Someren in Amsterdam and "Amerique Septentrionalis" was added to the title. Also the scale cartouche to the right was enlarged to include a list of the Spanish, French, and English possessions. Finally Pieter Van der AA (1659-1733) acquired the plate and replaced the address and date.
Reference: Karpinski, Maps of the famous cartographers, p.100. McCorkle, B., New England in Early Printed Maps 1513-1800: An Illustrated Carto-Bibliography, 697.2.

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