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April 12, 1797
Place of creation
Scope and content
Map of North and South America. This map was first published by Faden in 1797. According to Henry Wagner, the map shows discoveries made by Dixon, but not Vancouver, and much of the information for this map comes from Henry Roberts' 1794 map.
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Engraver: Palmer, W. (William), 1739-1812.
Prime Meridian: Ferro
"O Rare Columbus" engraved in clouds over cartouche in upper left.
"Wm. Palmer sculp." appears in bottom right margin.
Shows Bering Strait between modern-day Alaska and Russia. Also displays New Zealand as "New Zeeland." The "United States" is shown in green while the blue area adjacent to it is marked as "Western Territory." The rest of North America is divided into "Louisiana, " "New Mexico, " and "Canada." "Quivira" is labeled in the northwest region of North America. Of note, Greenland is shown as connected to North America. Title cartouche is decorated with a snake wrapping itself around grass.
"Nb. Although the Acores and Cape Verd Islands lie within this Western Hemisphere, they are reckoned among the African Isles situated in the Old World, or Eastern Hemisphere."
From: Faden's General Atlas,[ London 1797]. Plate 44
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Citation / reference note
Wagner, vol. 2 , Entry 836
Availability of other formats note
1. Western Hemisphere - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. North America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. South America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
4. Central America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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