The north part of America : conteyning Newfoundland, New England, Virginia, Florida, New Spaine, and Noua Francia w[i]th ye riche isles of Hispaniola, Cuba, Jamaica, and Porto Rieco, on the south, and upon ye west the large and goodly iland of California. The bonds of it are the Atlantick Ocean on ye south and east sides ye South Sea on ye west side and on ye north Fretum Hudson and Buttons Baye a faire entrance to ye nearest and most temperate passage to Japa[n] & China, 1625
Scope and Contents
The first printed map in English to show California as an island, with flat northern coast.
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1 Sheets : 1 map ; uncolored ; 36 x 29 cm, on sheet 37 x 33 cm
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Materials Specific Details
Scale [ca. 1:23,000,000]. Relief shown pictorially. Includes latitude and longitude lines. Includes title cartouche. "852" & "853" inside neat line in top left & right corners of map. Notes on map refer to California, Sr. Thomas Button and Mr. Baffin. On the map are two notes, one stating "California sometymes supposed to be a part of ye westerne continent, but scince by a Spanish Charte taken by ye Hollanders it is found to be a goodly Ilande: the length of the west shoare beeing about 500 leagues...". Name listed "R. Elstracke Sculpsit"
London : Henry Briggs, R. Elstracke Sculpsit, 1625