"Nouvelle Mappe-Monde, Recemment Mise en Lumiere", Aa, Pieter van der
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
13.5 x 10.2 inches
34.3 x 25.9 cm
A very curious and scarce map. The double hemisphere is surrounded by interesting scenes: land surveying and scientific exploits; harvesting and riches; war; and a scene in a Dutch town with people ice-skating. The map depicts the Island of California, only two of the Great Lakes, and a westward stretching coastline above California labeled Nova Albion with numerous place names including C. Mendocino. In Asia and the Pacific Japan is incomplete, as are both Australia and New Zealand.