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Place of creation
Impensis Philippi Chetwind
Scope and content
California is shown as an island and northern California is labeled as "Nova Albion." The northwestern portion of the United States is labeled as "Qvivira." The majority of North America is labeled as "Mexicana" while the majority of South America is labeled as "Peru." The Hudson Bay is mostly enclosed. "No. Belgeum" is shown next to Virginia and "Long Ile." is labeled in New England. However, Hudson's River is erroneously titled as "Hudsons bay". Various ships and sea monsters appear in the oceans, labeled as "The Southern Ocean" and "The North Sea." A depiction of a small native hut and two natives is shown in the region of Brazil.
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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.
Illustrated with sailing ships and sea monsters.
Appears in Peter Heylyn's Cosmography in four books, 1670
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Citation / reference note
Tooley, p. 115, Entry 13.
Wheat, C. I. Mapping of the Transmississippi West, vol. I, 55
Availability of other formats note
1. North America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
2. South America - Maps - Early works to 1800.
3. Western hemisphere - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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