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Marvelous and highly detailed map of North America, from this scarce German source. The west reflects the information obtained from Pike, Humboldt, Lewis & Clark, Long and others. The most interesting feature on the map is the decidedly English view of the Northwest, which shows the mouth of the Columbia River and the division between Oregon Territory and British Columbia, which was then called New Hannover and New Georgia. The name New Albion still appears in Northern California. The missions are named in California. The San Felipe River connects San Francisco to the Great Salt Lake, traversing a mythical mountain range in the process. The drainage of the Missouri is well treated. The coastal information includes distances in days for sailing major European ports from the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Seaboard. Alaska is Russian America and is showing nice detail. Wonderful hachuring of the Mountains, after Humboldt. A striking example of this scarce map.