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Stock# 50655
Description

Rare Separately Published Nicolas Berey Map of America

Fine example of Nicolas Berey's rare map of America, first published in Paris in 1658.

The map is largely based upon the earlier maps of Bertius and Tavernier, published in the 1620s, which pre-date the inclusion of details along the northeast coast of America, such as the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay and Long Island.

In the Southwest, Sept Vil notes the mythical Seven Cities of Gold, one of the great early myths of the Spanish Southwest.

In the interior of South America, vignettes show indigeous Indians in various domestic rituals.

California is shown as a peninsula, with a finely detailed coastline extending as far north as Cape Mendocino, but still using early place names in California, such as San Miguel, instead of San Diego.

A very rare map -- the first example we have ever seen on the market.

Condition Description
Minor repairs at lower centerfold, expertly reinforced on verso.