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    [Map]. Guillaume Delisle. "America das Mitternächtige nach der Zeichnung." Halle: Johann Justinus Gebauer, 1752. Engraved map of North and Central America. 13.25 x 17 inches, now fully mounted to cardboard. A couple of small areas of paper loss. Very good.

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    America das Mitternächtige nach der Zeichnung des Herrn Wilhelm Delisle in Verlag Joh. Justin Gebauers. From Algemeine Geschichte der Länder und Völker von America. Zweiter Theil. Nebst einer Vorrede Siegmund Jacob Baumgartens by Johann Friedrich Schröter. Halle: Johann Justinus Gebauer, 1752.

    Fold-out engraved map of North and Central America by Guillaume de Lisle (1675-1726) measuring 13.25 x 17 inches, now fully mounted to cardboard. Tiny area of paper loss above "Lox Quixos" located in the northwestern part of the continent, and a small area of loss in the center of the map where the criss-crossing folds meet; also, a couple of still quite small areas along the right margin, outside the image area. Paper evenly toned. In very good condition.

    "Map of North and Central America showing the northernmost part of South America. The entire northwest coast above California is blank. Cartographic elements include lines of latitude and longitude, scales, sea banks, and some topographical details. Decorative cartouches include native Americans offering bowls of fruit and tusks. Also includes rolls of tobacco, bird, stag or deer, arrows, spear, feathered headdresses and garment, snakes, parasol, domestic animals such as goats, and packages (John Carter Brown Library catalog online, Brown University).



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