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A New And Accurat Map Of The World ...

A New And Accurat Map Of The World ... : J. Speed

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A fine example of the first edition of one of the most famous and sought after world maps. The map is significant as appearing in the first world atlas produced in England, and is, in its first edition as here, the earliest world map available to collectors now to show the famous misconception of California as an island. Amongst other cartographic features of interest the map illiustrates the fading coastlines of the Great Southern Continent where the name "Beach" defines the area of Australia; Korea appears as an island; no Great Lakes appear in North America, ..... The plate is also remarkable for the mass of decoration and information including allegorical figures representing the four elements - Water, Earth, Fire and "Aire"; diagrams of "Heavens and Elements", eclipses, celestial hemispheres and portraits of the circumnavigators - Drake, Cavendish, Magellan and Van Noort. John Speed's map is a compendium of information and was published in his "Prospect Of The Most Famous Parts Of The World" issued just 2 years before Speed's death as an accompaniment to his very popular British atlas "Theatre of The Empire Of Great Britain ...". Showing a prominent "Southerne Unknowne Land" described as home to "The Country of Parrats", the mythical islands of "Brazil" and Frisland" in the Atlantic and many other curiosities. In very attractive colour this is a strong early printing of one of the best known and most important of English world maps.
region: World Maps
mapmaker: J. Speed  
place and date of publication: London 1627
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 305 by 515mm (12 by 20.25 inches).
ref: 41659
literature: Shirley, Mapping Of The World, 317.

Price: £ 12500

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