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Description

First state (of five) of Seller's map of New Jersey, the earliest printed Engish map of the Colony and the first to use the name New Jersey.

Seller's map was conceived as by William Penn shortly after the formation of the colony as a promotional aid for promoting early settlement. The map was issued prior to Quintipartite Deed of 1676, which does not appear on the map until the third state. Seller relies heavily on Augustine Hermann's map of 1673 for his treatment in the southern regions of the map and upon Visscher's Novi Belgii map (1651) for the northern regions.

The map also provides and excellent large scale treatment of New York Harbor, based upon and unknown source. Early names include States [Staten] Island, Conny [Coney] Island, Manhattans and New York. Early soundings appear in New York Harbor.

The view of New York is based upon Visscher's map and is the second earliest English view of New York City.

Condition Description
A few minor repairs, else a gorgeous example, in old color.
Reference
Black, Blathwayt Atlas Map 13; Burden II 463.