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Nova totivs Americæ descriptio.
Wit, Frederik de (Cartographer)
Seller, John (fl. 1658-1698) (Cartographer)
Visscher, Nicolaes (1618-1679 ) (Cartographer)

Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection of English maps, charts, globes, books and atlases


Atlas terrestris, or, A book of mapps of all the empires, monarchies, kingdomes, regions, dominions, principalities, and countreys in the whole world : accomodated with a brief description of the nature and quality of each particular countrey

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1680 (approximate)
Place Term: London
Publisher: And are to be sold at his shopps in Wapping at the Hermitage and in Exchange-Alley near the Royall-Exchange ...
Library locations
Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division
Shelf locator: Map Div. 97-6041[LHS 316; atlas cases]
Atlases, British
Content : "Cum privilegio."

Content : A composite atlas consisting of maps by Wit, Visscher, Seller, and others. Most maps undated; dated maps include 1651 and 1664.

Content : Ill. engraved t.p.

Content : Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection ; 316.

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

Content : NYPL copy has maps numb. by hand in crayon on each verso. Map no. [32], [42], [52], and [54] wanting.

Content : Relief shown pictorially and depths shown by soundings on some maps.

Content : T.p. as well as each map mounted on modern paper. Modern binding. NN

Statement of Responsibility: By Iohn Seller, hydrographer to the Kings most excellent majestie.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC : 50499738
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b15484984
UUID: deae4810-c5d3-012f-b732-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1680: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "Nova totivs Americæ descriptio." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1680. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-bfc2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "Nova totivs Americæ descriptio." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 26, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-bfc2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. (1680). Nova totivs Americæ descriptio. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-bfc2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Nova totivs Americæ descriptio.