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Stock# 1239p
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.

While the post 1700 Schenk editions of this map often appear on the market, the first state is scarce, especially in old color.

Reference
McCorkle 689.8 (first state); Kershaw 318; Morrison fig. 28.