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Map of North America and part of the British Isles, 1677
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                  Item Number: 1970:02007.16          Date of map: 1677

Title: L'America Settentrionale, nuouamente corretta, et accresciuta secondo le relationi pui moderne, da Guglielmo Sansone geografo an SM Chriftianis

   Cartographer (personal name): Sansone, William       Height (inches): 18   Width (inches): 24

   This map of North America and part of the British Isles shows the locations of some Indian and a few Spanish settlements.  Shows the prime meridian, mentions the Seven  Cities of Cibola, mentions the legendary Quivara (an alternative name for southwestern North America), and shows Greenland as a peninsula.  Canada is labeled in part as New France.  Shows California as an island.  The central part of North America and everything north of 45 degrees North and west of the Great Lakes and Button's Bay are not mapped.  Curved projection.  

This map forms part of the Cutter World Map Collection, collection C 003, at the Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College.
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