Visscher, Nicholas (1649-1702). Nova Tabula Geographica complecteus borealireum Americae partem.
Visscher, Nicholas (1649-1702).
Nova Tabula Geographica complecteus borealireum Americae partem.
Engraving with original hand color.
Amsterdam: Schenck, 1717. (State 3).
20 7/8" x 23 2/3" sheet.
Stretching from Newfoundland and the Grand Banks and sweeping south the Carolinas and the mythical Lake Apalache in Spanish Florida, Visscher's map is one of the largest Dutch atlas maps of the northeastern part of North America published prior to 1700. While undated, Burden dates the map to circa 1696, based upon cartographic details, the Visscher firm's publishing history and his exhaustive review of atlases published by the Visscher publishing firm.
The map is a true original work, not following the work of any one prior mapmaker. Burden notes that the maker clearly had greater access to English and Dutch sources, lauding its accuracy in the St. Lawrence region and along the Canadian Coastline.