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Document Type

StillImage

Contributing Institution

Maine State Archives

Identifier

206849

Description

This 18th century map depicts the Americas with the various political regions color-coded. The ''Line of Demarcation'' is accurately drawn, and a great deal of Western Europe and Western Africa is included. Indian tribes are located throughout the map.

In North America California is shown in peninsular form; however the northwest region is still in doubt (and completely omitted). The mythical region of Quivira also remains on the North American continent. The elaborate title cartouche depicts Native Americans surrounded by plants, birds and items indigenous to the continents, with volcanoes erupting in the background.

Broad Creation Date

circa 1746

Dimensions

21" x 18"

Language

Latin

Other Location

North America; South America; Africa; Europe

Keywords

Cartography; Maps

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