GENERAL CHARTE von AMERICA
Cartographer & Publisher: Friedrich Wilhelm Spehr (1799-1833)
Published: 1827, Braunschweig
Copperplate engraving, original hand-colouring
Note the large Republic of Mexico, and the N.W. Border of the U.S.
Below New Hannover (B.C.). Native peoples are named
Map: 15 3/8" x 11 1/4"
Paper: 21" x 17"
Hand coloured engraving
27.8 x 36 cm
(1593-1650) was a Swiss born engraver who worked in Frankfort. where he also ran a publishing house. Father of Anna Maria Sibylla Merian, born in 1647, a naturalist illustrator. Nomenclature of the Pacific coaste is basically Spanish. Date 1633
Inset map of Arctic