Map of the Western Hemisphere from 1713
A highly decorative and detailed map of the Americas with the island of California prominently depicted with a heavily indented north coast on the second Sanson model.
British colonies are confined to the east coast by Les Cinq Nationals Iroquoises, while French possessions extend to the Mississippi River, which is far to the west.
The Spanish possession of Florida includes the coastal regions of the Carolinas, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. New Mexicana and New Grenada span the entire west coast.
In South America, the coast projects far to the east, and the Orinoco merges with the Rio Negro. Despite using some outdated cartographic concepts (Carl Wheat calls this a “throwback” map), it is full of detail and annotations.
An excellent title cartouche depicts a legendary Amazon with her bow raised and a cannibal feast in the background.
Designed by J. Goeree and engraved by J. Baptist with imprint on title cartouche. A Latin title is outside the top border, “America in Praecipuas Ipsus Partes Distributa ad Observationes…”
1713 Map of the Western Hemisphere – Historical Map