America Septentrionalis | Map or Atlas | Wisconsin Historical Society

Map or Atlas

America Septentrionalis

America Septentrionalis | Map or Atlas | Wisconsin Historical Society
Map of North America, divided into regions, and showing some rivers, lakes, settlements, cities, mountains, and Native American land. Of the Great Lakes only Lake Ontario (here called Lac des Iroquois) is depicted. Illustrations of various animals, such as pigs, deer, horses, bears, and dogs dot the interior, while ships and sea monsters appear throughout the oceans. A few descriptive blocks of text sit in otherwise blank areas of Canada. Hondius shows California as an island, and this map particularly influenced the geographical myth of the Island of California. A blank cartouche sits in the bottom left adorned by mermaids. This lack of inscription marks this as the first state of this map. The title cartouche is hand-painted, and Native American men and women are holding bows and spears.
DESCRIPTION
Map of North America, divided into regions, and showing some rivers, lakes, settlements, cities, mountains, and Native American land. Of the Great Lakes only Lake Ontario (here called Lac des Iroquois) is depicted. Illustrations of various animals, such as pigs, deer, horses, bears, and dogs dot the interior, while ships and sea monsters appear throughout the oceans. A few descriptive blocks of text sit in otherwise blank areas of Canada. Hondius shows California as an island, and this map particularly influenced the geographical myth of the Island of California. A blank cartouche sits in the bottom left adorned by mermaids. This lack of inscription marks this as the first state of this map. The title cartouche is hand-painted, and Native American men and women are holding bows and spears.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:123707
Creation Date: 1636
Creator Name:Hondius, Henrik
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County:
State:
Collection Name:Map Collection
Genre:Map or Atlas
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:H GX81 1635 J
Original Dimensions:45 x 53 cm., on sheet 48 x 58 cm
SUBJECTS
Animals
Aquatic animals
Bears
Beavers
Buffaloes
Deer
Dogs
Foxes
Horses
Rabbits
Engraving
Cities and towns
Clothing
Iroquois Indians
Maps
Islands
Mountains
Men
Women
Ships
Lakes
Ocean
Rivers

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