California on the East Coast

Mallet: Novveav Continent.

From the German edition, ‘Beschreibung Des Gantzen Welt-Kriesses’ (‘Description de l’Univers’), published by Johann David Zunner in Frankfurt-am-Main, 1686. 
Photograph courtesy of J.A.L. Franks

This re-engraved copy of Mallet’s map is one of several in the possession of J.A.L.Franks that have had the geography reversed while engraving the titles correctly. 

It seems surprising that a publisher should go to such expense without checking the result with the original. However it certainly provides an unusual item for a collection of maps of “California as an Island”.

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