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    (Henri Seile) (d. 1661) Engraved map of the Americas, Americae Descriptio Nova Imprensis / Henrici Seile; Will. Tevethen, sculp ([London], 1652) hand-colored engraving removed from Peter Heylin's Cosmographie in Four Books. (1652), 35 x 45 cm. A good mid seventeenth century rendering of the Americas notable for its representation of California as an Island, a cartographic myth that persisted from the 1590s well into the eighteenth century. Indeed it took a Jesuit missionary to walk from New Mexico to California in 1705 to prove that California was attached to the North American mainland. Tape marks from pervious mounting, marginal chipping resulting in some loss, light soiling, else very good condition.

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