The Maps of Bert Twaalfhoven

From the Collections of Fordham University Libraries

7) Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae implantate (New England Situated in North America) Nuremberg, 1724

Mapmaker: Johann Baptiste Homann

One of the few collectible maps of the Northeast of the early 18th century. This attractive work is an interesting blend of older Dutch sources and more recent English ones. The cartography of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket is still quite distorted, but the coast of Maine is well detailed. The outer portion of Cape Cod is severed by a strait in the area of Wellfleet. New Jersey is divided into East and West Jersey.

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