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Creator:
Valck, G. (Gerard), 1651-1726.
Title(s):

America [cartographic material].

Published/Created:
Tot Amsterdam : Gedruckt by Gerard Valck ..., [ca. 1686]
Physical Description:
1 map : hand colored ; 56.5 x 95 cm, on sheet 63.5 x 102 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C 2015 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Maps & Atlas (printed)
Notes:
Printed from two plates (sheets joined at 280° longitude).
Relief shown pictorially.
Date from Burden.
"Cum privilegio ordinum Hollandiae et Westfrisiae."
Burden, P.D. Mapping of North America II, no. 625, pages 294, 296
Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici, v. III, p. 137, no. 7
Fairman, E. "'Wherin all trauailers may vnderstand how to direct their voyages': Maps and Atlases at the Yale Center for British Art from the Bequest of Paul Mellon." In Yale University Library Gazette, 75 (2001), page 124
Appears in Atlas minor sive geographia compendiosa, published by Nicolaes Visscher (1649-1702) and his widow in various editions from ca. 1683 to ca. 1716.
BAC: British Art Center copy is bound as map 84 in part 2 of a composite atlas issued by Nicolaes Visscher with title: Atlas minor, sive, Geographia compendiosa, ca. 1716 (Folio C 2015 1) (the numbering written in black ink at top right). Hand-colored, with use of gold in the neat line and to mark select borders.
"... derived from the Jan Mathisz wall map of c. 1655 ... Like the Mathisz he utilises the earlier Briggs form of California as an Island with a straight northern coastline. A similar inset map with a north polar projection complete with matching decoration is also included ..."--Burden.
Subject Terms:
America -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Arctic regions -- Maps.
Form/Genre:
Maps.
California as an island.
Contributors:
Visscher, Nicolaes, 1649-1702. Atlas minor.
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