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The north part of America: conteyning Newfoundland, new England, Virginia, Florida, new Spaine, and Noua Francia wth ye rich Iles of Hi

$10,455$8,500
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2900T Location: Boston Date / Time: June 01, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

The north part of America: conteyning Newfoundland, new England, Virginia, Florida, new Spaine, and Noua Francia wth ye rich Iles of Hispaniola, Cuba, Iamaica, and Porto Rieco on the south, and upon ye west the large and goodly Iland of California, Henry Briggs, Renold Elstracke Sculpsit, as published in Samuel Purchas's 'Purchas his Pilgrimes,' c. 1625, showing California as an island, 11 3/8 x 14 1/8 in. (plate).

Note: This map is an example of the propagation of the myth of California as an island, and contains an inscription at the lower left reading in part "California sometimes supposed to be a part of ye westerne continent, but scince by a Spanish Charte taken by ye Hollanders it is found to be a goodly Ilande."
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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Keywords

Hispaniola, Cuba, United Kingdom