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Rare map of America, from Ephraim Pagitt's Christianographie, or the Description . . . of the Christian World, not subject to the Pope, first published in London in 1635.

Pagitt's book is illustrated with 5 maps, of which the present map is included. While at first appearance, the map appears to be half of a world map, in fact Shirley notes that "the American half of [Pagitt's World] map was also printed separately for inclusion into Pagitt's work."

The geogrpaphy is reminiscent of similar maps published by Hondius. The map is likely based upon an earlier original, dated circa 1600, but with additions including New England, Davis Strait, Holanders (in Brazil), etc., which would have been added after 1630. It features a marvelous treatment of the unknown southern continent, the Anian River, Quivera Re. and a host of other early cartographic conceptions.

The map is very rare, having been missed by Phillip Burden in his book on the early maps of America.

Condition Description
Narrow margins, as issued.