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SOLD This Map of North America According to ye Newest and Most Exact Observations...
Date: c 1715
Colour: Original, retouched.
Size: 23 x 38 inches.
Title: 'To the Right Honourable John Lord Sommer . . . This Map of North America According to ye Newest and Most Exact Observations is most humbly dedicated....' Sold by H. Moll over against Deverux Court in ye Strand....
A large English map that attacks the French Delisle map and the extent of French claims in the New World. The tracks of voyages into Hudsons Bay are shown.
There are many decorative elements: the large vignette shows "the manner of fishing for, curing & drying Cod at New Found Land." Smaller inset maps include Boston, New York, Charleston, Port Royal, and Havana, Cuba.
In very good condition with some minor repairs.
Ref: 192 in The Mapping of California as an Island by McLaughlin; pp. 135, 140 in The Mapping of America by Schwartz and Ehrenberg.