Map of the Western Hemisphere from 1757
This beautiful map of the Americas includes the Solomon Islands. In North America, the Pacific Northwest is left open, completely blank and labeled Parts Undiscovered.
The coastline ends in the vicinity of Alaska with the notation The Supposed Annian Strait.
The British colonies are shown east of the Appalachian Mountains, with French Louisiana between them and the Spanish possession of New Mexico.
The only named settlements in the West are Cenis in Texas, Santa Fe and Alamillo in New Mexico, and Casa Grande in Arizona.
A large Lake Superior contains several islands. In South America, the Amazon River almost connects to the Pacific, and the mythical Lake Xarayes L. appears in central Brazil.
A decorative cartouche covers the North Pacific and several islands are shown in the South Pacific. “A New General Map of America. Drawn from Several Accurate Particular Maps and Charts, and Regulated by Astronomical Observations”, Bowen, Emanuel