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Stock# 46393
Description

Scarce map of the Western Hemisphere, published by EW Happel in Ulm.

Happel's map shows an incomplete New Zealand, California as an Island on the Briggs model, The straits of Anian and a very nascent and oddly shaped Mississippi River. The Rio Grande is still shown flowing into the Gulf of California. The Straits of Anian are named, with a very promising course for the Northwest Passage. Only a single massive Great Lake is shown, with a direct connection with the St. Lawrence River. South America is in an extra wide configuration.

The allegorical representations of the 4 continents are male figures, a very unusual departure from the normal convention of representing the continents in the female form.

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