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Stock# 5288
Description

De Jode's rare map of North America is the first full folio size map to focus on North America and is preceded only by the Forlani/Zaltieri map of 1565. The map is based upon Plancius' 18 sheet world map of 1592. De Jode incorporates information derived from 2 of De Bry's maps, the White map (1590) and the Le Moyne (1591), the first incorporation of this information into a general map. The map includes many truly striking details. The depiction of the double Northwest passage is bold an unmistakable. The course of the St. Lawrence River, flowing across the continent to Texas is equally bold. Cebola, the 7 cities paved in gold, areclearly depicted, and the detail in the Southwest and California are remarkable. A river flows inland from the Farallones and across the coastal range. Notes of the early explorations in the New World fill the map, including discussions of Verazano, Cabot, Raleighand others. An early mention of the Apaches is present, as is Lac Conibas, the early mythical great lake which appears in Wytfliet's map of 1597. The Indian scene in the bottom right is derived from John White's report. The attack scene in the upper right is based upon Frobisher. This is the only state of the map, which did not appear in the first edition of De Jode's atlas. While visually a nice example, the map is restored along the left and right sides, up to one inch into the left and right side of the image, with extended margins. Still a good example of what is now a $35,000 map.