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New England

Author: Smith, John
Publisher: Reeve, James
Date: 1635
Location: New England

Dimensions: 30.0 x 36.0 cm.
Scale: [ca. 1:1,110,000]
Call Number: MAPPING BOSTON COLLECTION

 
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John Smith's landmark map of New England, based on his 1614 voyage, was reissued and modified at least nine times. This is a later issue of the map which was published in the English edition of Gerard Mercators great atlas of the world.

During the twenty years which separate the printing of these two editions, John Winthrop founded several towns on the Charles River, including the city of Boston. The 1635 map identifies these new English settlements and shows a greater length of the Charles River. Interestingly, Smith's portrait has been enhanced with more hair and a luxurious beard.

The physical item is not available at the Boston Public Library.

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