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    John Speed [and George Humble]. America. With those known parts in that unknowne worlde. Both people and manner of buildings. Discribed and inlarged by I.S. London: G. Humble, 1626 [1627]. Map of the Americas. Single sheet, two pages (15.75 x 20.5 inches; 400 x 522 mm.). Colored. Middle fold repaired, slightly darkened. Small chip out of right edge. Regular age toning. Some slight rubbing. Very good. Engraved by Abraham Goos. Originally issued in Speed'sProspect of the Most Famous Parts of the World, the "first general atlas of the world produced in England," from 1627 on. Text in English on verso. Plymouth and Jamestown visible on the eastern seaboard. Several vignettes of whales and European sailing ships, with one pair of native canoes. Eight city views along top edge of map; with ten native figures along sides. "[T]he first [map] published in an atlas to depict California as an island, and an accurate east coast of North America, particularly between Chesapeake Bay and Cape Cod", Burden, The Mapping of North America, 217. Goss, The Mapping of North America, p. 62.

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    September, 2018
    13th Thursday
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