[AMERICAS] [HEYLYN, PETER]. America.
Hand-colored engraved map. Neatlines 14 1/2 x 16 7/8 (37 x 43 cm), with wider margins. Matted and affixed to a backing card at the upper corners only with some show through of adhesive, usual folds, lightly toned, frame verso with an old Kennedy Co. label and the collection label Mrs. W.F. Wheeler, Southport, CT.
The rare map of the Americas from Heylyn's 1703 Cosmography. Unusual features of the map include the depiction of California as an island (uncommon in English maps); an extended northwest coastline with the Desolation and Zapozipin Bays; a river rising out of the Florida panhandle; and three mythical lakes: L. Aquinanbock, L. of Isles, and the very large The Great Lake of Thongo or Thoya. The map is sometimes attributed to Robert Morden. McLaughlin 154.
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