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North America. Edward Wells (1667-1727) A New Map of North America Shewing its Principal Divisions, Chief Cities, Townes, Rivers, Mount

Auction:
2891T
Lot:
1353
Sold for:
$584$475

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2891T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 18, 2016 12:00PM

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North America. Edward Wells (1667-1727) A New Map of North America Shewing its Principal Divisions, Chief Cities, Townes, Rivers, Mountains, &c. Oxford, 1700. Double-page folio map dedicated to William, Duke of Gloucester, published in the atlas produced by Wells to celebrate the Duke's studies at Oxford University; copper-plate engraving with a hand-colored cartouche and hand-outlining, a handsome, if inaccurate map based on the work of the missionary Louis Hennepin, and faithfully displaying his discoveries, while distorting some now-familiar landforms. Florida is oddly shaped; California is an island, and the Mississippi river is in the wrong location; framed, some minor spotting, 20 1/2 x 16 1/4 in.
Estimate $300-500


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Keywords

Edward Wells, Cartouche, Hennepin County, Minnesota, Louis Hennepin, Recollects, Wells, Gloucester

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