Detailed map the the Southern Portion of the United States, the Caribbean, Florida, Central America and part of South America. A number of cartographic myths appear on the map, including the large lake which appears in Georgia, a non-existent mountain range extending from the Piedmonts right across the continent, and the archetypal cartographic myth, El Dorado located on Lacus Parime in Guyana. Interesting early treatment of the Mississippi River Valley, which is far to the West of its proper course and shows little of the French Jesuit information which was to be reported in the following decades. Excellent detail in the Caribbean. Includes 2 decorative cartouches, and sailing ships. A tiny bit of soiling, else a nice example. Lowery 179; Portinaro 82.
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1680 circa (1708) Nicolaes Visscher I
Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali ac Regiones Adiacentes, a C. de May usque ad Lineam Aequinoctialem . . .