A new map of North America : shewing its principal divisions, chief cities, townes, rivers, mountains, &c.

Files

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Title

A new map of North America : shewing its principal divisions, chief cities, townes, rivers, mountains, &c.

Subject

North America -- Early works to 1800 -- Maps

Description

This map of North America by British cartographer Edward Wells depicts California as an island. This misrepresentation was based on accounts from the voyages of Hernando Cortes.

Creator

Wells, Edward (1667-1727)

Publisher

Oxford : Printed at the Theater

Date

1701

Contributor

Burghers, M., engraver

Rights

Public domain

Format

maps (documents)

Language

English

Type

jpeg

Collection

Citation

Wells, Edward (1667-1727), “A new map of North America : shewing its principal divisions, chief cities, townes, rivers, mountains, &c.,” Digital Exhibits, accessed April 16, 2021, http://digitalexhibits.wsulibs.wsu.edu/items/show/4654.