[Western Hemisphere] Speed, America with those known parts of that unknowne worlde... London, circa 1676. 15½ x 20. Older color. Slight show-thru; lower left margin trimmed close affecting plate mark. Lower left margin strengthened and edge tears repaired. Good+. $7,500.00
"This desirable map is the first published in an atlas to depict California as an island, and an accurate east coast of North America, particularly between Chesapeake Bay and Cape Cod." (Burden) In addition to its geographic significance, Abraham Goos' engraving has the period embellishments desired by collectors – ships and sea monsters, and figured borders with native Americans along the side and plans of cities across the top. Burden #217, State 4 with the imprint of Bassett & Chiswell.
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