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MAP #: 185V5

CARTOGRAPHER : VISSCHER, NICOLAS

DATE: 1685

SHORT TITLE : NOVA TABULA GEOGRAPHICA COMPLECTENS BOREALIOREM AMERICAE

REMAINING TITLE & ID : PARTEM; IN QUA EXACTE DELINEATAE SUNT CANADA SIVE NOVA FRANCIA, NOVA SCOTIA, NOVA ANGLIA, NOVUM BELGIUM, PENSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA, CAROLINA, ET TERRA NOVA, CUM OMNIBUS LITTORUM. PULVINORUMQUE PROFUNDITATIBUS AMSTLODAMI. A NICOLAO VISSCHER. CUM PRIVILEGIO ORDINUM GENERALIUM FOEDERATI BELGII. (ABOVE THE TOP LONGITUDE BORDER ACROSS THE ENTIRE PAGE). "LUGGARDUS VAN ANSE SCHULP." (BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). SMALL 4 POINTED COCMPASS ROSE (CENTER, NEAR BOTTOM). LONGITUDE (PROBABLY EAST FROM FERRO, TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1685-1695
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : AMSTERDAM
PUBLISHER : NICOLAS VISSCHER
LANGUAGE(S) : LA
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 60.0 X 47.0 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 66.0 X 55.0 CM. OM (APPROXIMATE)
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 4,250,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : FROM LATITUDE SCALE
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : G1399-234
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : BB023-HFE
REGION CATEGORY : A GENERAL MAP OF SIGNIFICANCE TO A MD/CHESAPEAKE COLLECTION (3)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : -
# SHEETS TO MAP : 2
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SOUNDINGS ARE IN FATHOMS
: SHOALS ARE SHOWN BY SHADING
CARTOUCHE : SIMPLE LINE FRAME (2)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : MERIDIAN UNSPECIFIED, BUT PROBABLY FERRO (22)
SEE ALSO MAP #s :
BEST INFO SOURCE : PHILLIPS ATLASES IS THE ONLY SOURCE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS BEAUTIFUL MAP IS THE WESTERN PORTION OF A TWO-SHEET SET AND IS PROBABLY THE MOST DETAILED DELINEATION OF THE COASTLINE FROM THE CAROLINAS TO LABRADOR DRAWN IN THE 17TH CENTURY. IT APPEARS PRIMARILY AS A SEPARATE, BUT IS ALSO INCLUDED IN A FEW VISSCHER ATLASES. THE DATE OF THE MAP IS UNCERTAIN, BUT IT IS GENERALLY GIVEN AS 1685-1695. THE CARTOGRAPHY OF THE ATLANTIC SEACOAST IS EXCEPTIONAL FOR THE PERIOD, BUT THE REPRESENTATION OF THE INTERIOR IS ALMOST TOTALLY CONJECTURAL. THE DELMARVA PENINSULA IS SHOWN IN A DISTINCTIVE SHAPE, WITH THE PORTION TO THE SOUTH OF DELAWARE BAY TOO WIDE AND CURVING TO THE EAST. THE MAP IS IMPORTANT TO A MARYLAND-CHESAPEAKE COLLECTION PRIMARILY BECAUSE IT WAS LATER COPIED BY JOHANN BAPTISTE HOMANN IN THE MARYLAND-DELMARVA PENINSULA AREA OF HIS MAP "VIRGINIA MARYLANDIA ET CAROLINA..." IN 1714 (SEE MAP # 214H5). THE MAP WAS PUBLISHED IN THE EARLY 18TH CENTURY BY PETER SCHENK, WHO TOOK OVER VISSCHER'S BUSINESS.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THE EDITION AND STATE INFORMATION HAS NOT YET BEEN RESEARCHED.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A BEAUTIFUL COPY OF THE WESTERN SHEET OF THIS TWO SHEET MAP IN FULL COLOR. IT HAS A MDHR # OF G1399-234 AND AN ACQ. # OF BB023-HFE.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, V. III, AMSTERDAM: THEATRVM ORBIS TERRARVM, 1971 REPRINT, #3478, MAPS 125 AND 126.

November 26, 1989


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