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Rare late edition of Cloppenburg's map of America. Includes a marvelous peninsular California with the NW Coast of America stretch almost due westward toward Asia, with over 20 place names. Includes an unusual East Coast of North America, packed full of early colonial placenames. No Great Lakes are shown, nor does Long Island appear. Oversized South America, with Indians and Animal vignettes in the interior. The Rio Grande flows into the Gulf of California. The 7 cities of Cibola appear on a lake, which is the apparent source of the Rio Grande. Includes Sailing Ships, Sea Monsters and other decorations. The mythical islands of Frisland and Brasil appear. This example is from an unknown source, described by Burden as extremely rare. Narrow margins. Laid down on old paper, with a small manuscript repair at the top. Still, a very attractive example. Burden 224.

Johannes Cloppenburg Biography

Johannes Cloppenburg (sometimes Cloppenburgh; also H. Jan Evertsz and Johannes Everhardus) was a Dutch cartographer. Based in Amsterdam, he was active between roughly 1610 and 1644. He worked closely with the Hondius/Jansson firm and is credited with the 1630 edition of the Atlas Minor.