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L'Hydrographie ou description de l'Eau c'est a dire des mers, golfes, lacs, destroits [sic.], et rivieres principales, qui sont dans la surface du globe terrestre.

L'Hydrographie ou description de l'Eau c'est a dire des mers, golfes, lacs, destroits [sic.], et rivieres principales, qui sont dans la surface du globe terrestre.

Date: 1652
Creator: Sanson, Nicolas, 1600-1667.
Description: Map shows five continents with a part of Australia labeled "Beach," faint outline traces of "Terre Australe Magellanique et Incogneue" at bottom of eastern hemisphere, "Nouvelle Guinee" in western part of the Pacific Ocean just south of the equator, and "Californie Isle." Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio.

Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio.

Date: 1587
Creator: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
Description: Map settlements and missions in political divisions of New Spain and New France on the North American continent and for Brazil, Chili, and Peru; remaining land areas with coastal settlements only; areas of Native American habitation; New Guinea at the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. Political boundaries are indicated by coloration in different regions of each continent. Includes notes and number key; handwritten notations. Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:45,000,000].
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
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