Amsterdam: 1673. Later printing. Map no binding. Later edition. 12 ¼” x 16”, 11 ¼” x 14 ¼” within the neat line; plate mark visible; two vertical folds as issued; large pictorial figural cartouche; scale of measurement; compass rose; animals throughout map; not trimmed but narrow lower margin; fine. Fine. Item #1259
An intricate and interesting map printed shortly after the British and French wrested northeastern North America from the Dutch in 1665 and claimed it for themselves. The first edition of this map was printed in London in 1671. The map stretches from the upper St. Laurence (St. Lawrence Seaway) to north of Quebec City in Nova Franciae (New France) and down to the Chesapeack [sic] Bay in the south. Native tribal people are named and located on the map. Forests and mountains are noted, and animals appear in the west, including bear, deer, crane, and a small mammal appearing to be a fox. Porcupine and mink appear in the north, turkey and rabbits in what is now the state of New York. A large pictorial and figural cartouche in the lower right corner features native peoples in a canoe, a deer being slaughtered, and hunters with a bow. A compass rose radiates the sea at the map’s center.