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This map of the Americas at the begining of European settlement in North America provides considerable, interesting detail on European knowledge and misinformation of the New World. The Amazon and the River de la Plata both begin from a common lake in the interior of South America. The Great lakes are not present. North America has an elgongated northern part while the present day United States east coast has an enlarged bay. One of the cartouches in the upper left portion of the map which discusses the possible link between the Davis Strait and the Aman Fretum.
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Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Credit Library and Archives Canada.
"98" and "689" ms features appear in upper right margin.
Map is decorated with cartouches, a large scene of Brazilian natives brewing and partaking of a ceremonial beverage, sea monsters, indigenous birds, native canoes and sailing vessels.
On verso: title L'Ameriqve with page number 689 and signature Mmmmmmmm.
From Mercator: Atlas sive cosmographicae
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Koeman, v. 2, Entry Me 28A 
Availability of other formats note
Canada on Maps 1564-1616: Stratford Festival Exhibition 1966.
1. Western hemisphere - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. North America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. South America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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