"A New and Accurat Map of the World"
Map of the World, divided into two hemispheres, dated 1651. Published in Gt. Britain as part of John Speed's "Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain" (atlas). Highly colored, annotated map, features illustrations of the four elements (fire, water, air, earth), celestial events, zodiac, and famous explorers. California is shown as an island. The western part of North America is largely depicteded as unexplored. The verso of the map includes printed text "The General Description of the World". From the Edward Allen Map Collection.
Creation Date: 1651
Catalog ID: 1975.14.13
Call Number: MAPB/W/1651
Object Types: map
Creator: Great Britain
Dimensions: Height 16.75 in . Width 21.25 in
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