EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

America

Description
In upper margin: 35. Map of Western Hemisphere showing Terra de Iesso adjoining North America and California as an island; relief shown pictorially. Iesso, Yezo, or Hokkaido, was explored by Maarten Gerritzoon Vries in 1643, and was conjectured to be part of America; it first appeared on Baudraud's world map of 1658. California was first shown as an island by William Grent in 1625; in 1700 it reverted to its correct peninsular shape on the world map of De L'Isle. cf. Shirley, R. The mapping of the world.
Publisher
[Netherlands? : s.n., between 1658 and 1699]
Subject(s)
America—Maps—Early works to 1800 and Western Hemisphere—Maps—Early works to 1800
Held by
Princeton
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