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