Recentissima Novi Orbis Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Tabula. (North and South America)

Carol Allard

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Drawn by Philip Tideman (1657-1702). Engraved by Gilliam van der Gouwen (fl 1669- 1713). Carole (Carel) (Carolus) Allard (1648-c.1709) was an engraver and publisher in Amsterdam, publishing numerous maps and some atlases. Most of his atlases were compilations of his own maps and those of other publishers such as Blaeu, Jansson and Visscher. This map appeared in Allard's Atlas Minor, published in Amsterdam (c.1700). "The map of America by Allard is derived from that of Frederick de Wit, c. 1675" (Burden). Burden identifies four states. This map is State 3 with the New Zealand inset enclosed by a ruled border and with the climate descriptions in the borders. California is shown as a large island in the Guillaume Sanson style with an indented northern coastline. Just above California, an enormous land mass, "Terra Esonis", stretches across the Pacific to the Orient, dominating the top of the map. The Mississippi River is located too far west and empties into the Gulf near Mexico. New Mexico extends all the way to the Mississippi. Louisiana is shown high into Canada at the headwaters of the Mississippi. The "Rio del Norto" and the "Magdalena fl" divide from a single river at Santa Fe; the former flows southwest to the Gulf of California, the latter southeast to the Gulf of Mexico. At the lower left is a large cartouche with two Indians, sugar cane, an armadillo and an alligator. In the corner is a small inset showing a highly distorted view of the northern coastline of New Zealand. Burden, The Mapping of America, II 724, illustrated on p. 432. McLaughlin, California as an Island, 132. Phillips Atlases 523 and Maps, p.106, with justification for the date based on other maps. Tooley, The Mapping of America, p.127, #65 with an estimated date of 1700. Bookseller Inventory # 002436

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