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America with those known parts in that unknowne worlde both people and manner of buildings.

Image ID: 54662

Item Details

Speed, John (1552?-1629) (Cartographer)
Goos, Abraham (Engraver)

Maps of North and South America


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1662
Publisher: Are to be sold in Popshead Alley against the Exchange by G. Humble
Library locations
Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division
Shelf locator: Map Div. 02-508 [Filed with America, 1626]
Indigenous peoples America
Indigenous peoples Greenland
California -- Maps -- Early works to 1800
America -- Maps -- Early works to 1800
Content : A curious feature of Speed's map is the delineation of of California as an island, even though sixteenth-century cartographers had been drawing it correctly as a peninsula (see entries 10, 13, 14, 15, 16).

Citation/reference : Deák 023

Content : From John Speed, A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World, London, 1627.

Content : Includes text, inset of Greenland, and ill. of native figures and town views in margins.

Content : National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Access to Early Maps of the Middle Atlantic Seaboard.

Content : State 2 according to Burden. Differs from similar map; has additional place names such as Boston and Long Ile.

Content : Text on verso.

Content: [Deák 039 also depicts California as an island]
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC : 51822602
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b15581985
UUID: 21c6af40-004e-0130-5d80-58d385a7bc34