"America noviter delineata", Merian, Matthaus
Subject: Western Hemisphere
Period: 1638 (circa)
Publication: Neuwe Archontologia Cosmica
Color: Black & White
14 x 11 inches
35.6 x 27.9 cm
Lovely, copper engraved map of the Americas based on the Blaeu and Hondius maps. North America is depicted with a prominent Virginia and an odd New England coastline. The western coastline above California makes the continent entirely too wide. There is only a hint of the Great Lakes. There is a large inland lake in equatorial South America. Small inset of Greenland. Strapwork title cartouche with a sea monster and Spanish galleons decorate the map. Merian's signature lower right.
References: Burden #251.
Faint soiling and repair of centerfold with archival tape, else fine with crisp impression.