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Rare example of this early map New England and New York, from Abraham Wolfgang's L'Amerique Angloise, ou Description des Isles et Terres dur Roi Angleterre, dans L'Amerique, published in Amsterdam in 1688.

The Blome-Wolfgang map of New England is a fasciinating composite of contemporary English information, compiled by Richard Blome for his Present State of His Majesties Isles and Territories in America, first published in London in 1687. As noted by Burden, the map is a unique composition, which is neither a copy of the 1672 Blome map of New England nor the 1680 Morden. Burden states, the map

. . . bears no direct resemblance to either the Blome of 1672, or the Morden which appeared in teh Blome eition of 1687. The inland waterways and Cape Cod, in particular, are very disparate. New York is shown at the tip of the Peninsula rather than being on an island, and the Hudson River bears an abrupt bend upriver.

Reference
Burden 639; McCorkle 688.4