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De L'Isle, Mappe-Monde... Paris, 1700 (circa 1707). 16 x 25. Full later color. Professionally backed with internal tears repaired, else VG. State 3 with an improved depiction of South America. The first printed map to show the corrected course of the Chicago and Illinois Rivers to the Mississippi, the result of years of compilation and study by De L'Isle. Also shows tracks of explorers such as Magellan, Dampier, Mendana, Tasman, van Noort and others, and depicts the Sargasso sea in the Atlantic. California is correctly shown as a peninsula. Shirley 603; Wagner 461. Sold

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