NEW DESCRIPTION OF CAROLINA. A,

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John Speed


New Description of Carolina. A,

Copper plate engraving, 1676
Image size 14 5/8 x 19 7/8" (374 x 506 mm) plus margins.
Fine condition and color. Tape residue on bottom margin. Some splitting along margins and centerfold, all repaired.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 29834
Price: $5,500.00
Publisher : Sold by Tho. Basset in Fleet Street and Ric. Chiswell in St. Pauls Churchyard
Important English produced map of the Southeast. This map covers an area from Cape Charles at the mouth of the Chesapeake to St. Augustine in Florida and westward to the Appalachian Mountains. Cartographically, this map is largely based on Ogilby's map of 1672 which is considered to be the "first Lord Proprietors map." Much of the interior geographical description is based on the explorations of John Lederer. Lederer was a German explorer who had crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains in hopes of seeing the Pacific Ocean. Lederer introduced numerous geographical myths, including a massive interior "Ashley Lake": and an arid region he named the Arenosa Desert. On the verso is a description of the region. Engraved by Francis Lamb. A nice impression. Maps

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