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"America: with those unknown parts in that unknowne worlde both people and manner of building described and inlarged by I. S. Ano 1626"

Colored and engraved early map depicting North and South America (Western Hemisphere), dated 1626. Smaller detailed insert at left shows Greenland and the surrounding North Sea area. A partial view of the western coast of Africa and Spain is also visible. Highly decorative border includes colored engravings of 8 cities of the Americas and 10 illustrations of Native Americans from various regions. South/Central America and the eastern part of North America are depicted in consideable detail. The North American western interior and coastal areas are shown as largely unexplored. The map is the first published source to incorrectly depict California as an island. Detailed description of America printed on the back of the map. The map was originally bound and published in the following John Speed atlas: "A Prospect of the most Famous Parts of the World," published in London, 1627. From Edward Allen Map Collection


Creation Date: 1626

Catalog ID: 1975.14.9

Call Number: MAPB/A/1626

Object Types: map, early

Creator: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dimensions: Height 16.25 in . Width 21 in

Related Subjects: America, North America, South America, Greenland, North Sea, California, map, early, North American Indian, South American Indian