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Wright, Edward, 1558?-1615

Thou hast here, gentle reader, a true hydrographical description of so much of the world as hath beene hetherto discouered and is comne to our knowledge ...

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Often referred to as: Wright-Molyneux map

[London] : [George Bishop, Ralph Newberie and Robert Barker], [1599?]
Physical Description:
1 map ; 43 x 62 cm
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scale [ca. 1:65,000,000]. At Equator ; -- Mercator projection -- (W 180°--E 180°/N 72°--S 70°).
Title from text in cartouche.
Second state of map, distinguished by addition of cartouche near southern South America, with text about discoveries of Sir Francis Drake.
From The Principal navigations, voyages, traffiques and discoveries of the English nation ... by Richard Hakluyt.
Described in The Hakluyt handbook / edited by David Beers Quinn. London : the Hakluyt Society, 1974 (second series, volume 145): Helen Wallis, 'Edward Wright and the 1599 world maps, ' p. 69-73.
Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world (4th ed.), 221
Fite & Freeman. Book of old maps, 28
Imago Mundi, III, 1939
Subject Terms:
World maps -- Early works to 1800.
Early maps.
World maps.
Hakluyt, Richard, 1552?-1616.
Molyneux, Emery.
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