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The Earliest Obtainable Map of New Jersey.

Rare early map of New Jersey by John Seller, oriented with west at the top . Burden speculates that the map was originally issued separately, prior to the publication of the Atlas Maritimus.

The map is based upon the second state of Seller's separately published A Mapp of New Jarsey, published circa 1675. Seller's map was conceived by William Penn shortly after the formation of the colony as a promotional aid for promoting early settlement. Seller's map was issued prior to Quintipartite Deed of 1676. 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 excellent large scale treatment of New York Harbor, based upon an unknown source. Early names include Staten Island, Conny [Coney] Island, Manhatt(an), Hudson River and Sandy Hook.

We are not aware of another example appearing on the market in several decades.

Condition Description
Old color.
Reference
Burden 493.