Creator

Jan Jansson

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Document Type

StillImage

Contributing Institution

Maine State Archives

Identifier

206724

Description

This map of North America shows California as an island. It is richly embellished with a variety of animals throughout the interior, with sailing ships and sea monsters in the oceans. The map is a careful compilation from various sources and represents the current state of cartographic knowledge at that time.

There is a single "Lac des Iroguois" in the Great Lakes region. A few place names from John Smith's 1616 map appear in "Nova Anglia." The title cartouche features several Native Americans, and the imprint cartouche features two mermaids. Depicts North America, Central America, and northern part of South America.

Broad Creation Date

ca. 1641

Dimensions

17" x 21"

Language

Latin

Keywords

Cartography; Maps

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