This desirable and beautiful double hemispheric world map carries the imprint of George Humble. The map is dated 1626 but it was known to be published through 1632 with this imprint. This map is based on William Grent's rare, separately issued map of 1625 (Shirley 313). It is considered one of the earliest published world maps to be printed in English, and is the first atlas map to show the cartographic curiosity of California as an island, which persisted for nearly 100 years. It was also one of the first to show the settlement of New Plymouth. The coastline in North America is blank east of California and swings wildly to the west in the northern regions of Canada and Alaska. The Southerne Unknowne Land shows the large conjectured continent covering much of the southern hemisphere.
Our version of this rare piece is printed on canvas, then stretched over a wood frame. Can be hung as-is or can be framed.
- Overall: 26" x 20" x 1-3/4"