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The First Delineation of the New World and the First use of the Name America on a Printed Map

Stevens, Henry N.


Henry Stevens, Son and Stiles



xvi, 127, [1] pp. With 2 folding facsimile maps. (4to) 31.5x25 cm. 12½x10, maroon cloth lettered in gilt, top edges gilt. First Edition.

The title continues: "An Analytical Comparison of Three Maps for each of which Priority of Representation has been claimed (two with name America and one without) With An Argument tending to demonstrate  that the earliest in each case is the one discovered in 1893 and now preserved in The John Carter Brown Library at Providence, R.I." The facsimile maps are: The Stevens-John Carter Brown  Map and The  1513 Ptolemy Map.

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