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Carte Generale de Toutes les Costes du Monde, et les Pays Nouvellement Decouvert. Dressé sur les Relations les Plus Nouvelles et Principalement sur la Carte que Monsieur N. Witsen a Donnee au Public - Covens & Mortier, 1720-41.
World map on Mercator's projection with insular California.
Cartographer: P. Mortier, with the imprint of Covens & Mortier.
The Great Lakes in North America are not shown and north-east Asia is truncated in an unusual way. The map was first made by P. Mortier and for this edition by Covens and Mortier, the whole Hudson's Bay area has been redrawn to include three large islands, and a sea channel or Mer Glaciale now extends right through the Strait of Anian just north of California. Unidentified promontories have also been added to north-east Asia.
Copper engraving by Baltasar Ruyter, printed on two sheets, joined.
Size: 59 x 90.5cm (23 x 35.2 inches)
Condition: Old body colour, on heavy paper, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: See Shirley (World), 559.
From: Composite Atlas. Amsterdam, Covens & Mortier, 1720-41.
Item number: 23722
Price: 3600 Euro
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