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Description

Striking full-color example of Visscher's map of the region bounded by Hudson Bay, the St. Lawrence, and New England in the North and the Chesapeake, Carolinas, Lac Apalache, Lake Erie, and Lake Huron in the West.

The detail of the map is extraordinary for the time period, although the retention of Apalache Lac is curious. Long Island (ou Jork shire) is properly attached to the mainland and East and West Jersey are prominently noted. A remarkable number of towns and Indian Villages are shown, as are many early counties in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and the Carolinas. Extensive soundings are also shown. The Mare Virginianum or Sea of Virginy is one of the fascinating ephemeral names present on the map.

This is the western sheet only of a pair of maps that are often presented together. The other sheet shows primarily the Canadian Maritimes.

The states of the map are somewhat difficult to differentiate without the right sheet, this is not the first state, but could be circa 1696 to circa 1729.

Condition Description
Several oxidation cracks from the verdigris green color. One area in Virginia has been filled. Cracks have been backed with archival material.
Reference
Burden II, 731; McCorkle 689.8; Kershaw 318; Morrison fig. 28.