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Scope and content
The first and only state of a rare hemispheric world map.It is an early world map to show Pennsylvania (founded 1681.) Lea shows the Great Lakes in a very curious form, with a large lake Nipisirtius flowing into a Canada R. (St. Lawrence), and a string of smaller independent lakes extending south almost as far as Virginia. California is an island. The main hemispheres are surrounded by ten celestial insets based on the work of Cassini and Robert Hooke. At upper center is an inset of The Face of the Sun; at lower center The Face of the Moon. According to Shirley, depicting the heavens in this way was an important innovation of English world maps of this period .
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open
Credit: Library and Archives Canada.
Biography / Administrative history
Cartographer, globe and instrument maker, publisher and mapseller at 'Atlas & Hercules in the Poultry' (1683-1686) ; Atlas & Hercules in Cheapside (1687-1700); and at his shop in Westminsiter Hall near the Court of Common Pleas, London (1689-1695). Apprenticed to Robert Morden 1675 and later collaborated with other publishers such as John Overton, John Seller, John Ogilby, Robert Morden and Bassett & Chiswell. He was succeeded in the business by his wife Ann. (Source: Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers)
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Citation / reference note
Pritchard & Taliaferro, p. 322-323.
Availability of other formats note
1. World - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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