Tag: Date: 18th century
A Map of the Provinces of New-York and New-Jersey, with a part of Pennsylvania and the Province of Québec.
Carte de la Californie.
A map of the most probable place of the Garden of Eden, Plain of Shinaar, and mountain where the Ark rested, according to this History.
Judaea seu Palaestina ob sacratissima redemtoris vestigia hodie dicta Terra Sancta : prout olim in duodecim tribus divisa separatis ab invicem regnis Iuda et Isräel.
Carte Reduite de l’isle de la Jamaique.
Carte Reduite de L’Isle de Saint Domingue.
Carte Reduite de l’isle de Saint Christophe : dressée au deposit des cartes, plans et journaux de la marine.
A map of the West-Indies or the Islands of America in the North Sea; with ye several tracts made by ye galeons and flota from place to place. adjacent Countries; explaning [sic] what belongs to Spain, England, France, Holland, &c. also ye trade w
Pensylvania, Nova Jersey et Nova York cum regionibus ad Fluvium Delaware in America sitis
This map was made by a German mapmaker, Lotter, and he made it in response to great interest back in Germany about the area depicted. Eastern Pennsylvania was, after all, one of the principal places in which Germans emigrating to the Americas settled, and there would be more to come in part because of maps like this. They answered a felt need in Europe to tell a little bit more about what it is that this “New World” would look like if they, uh- if they came. In the, uh, upper left-hand corner, is a, uh, huge cartouche – a colorful cartouche reflecting William Penn trading with indigenous people, and running through the, uh, the rest of the cartouche are a variety of animals – a wild turkey in the middle, a stag with great horns in the, uh, upper-right – and throughout there is activity that immediately draws the eye.
Another interesting feature of the map is the distortion of, uh, New England, which may, in part, have been intentional or, in part, simply for lack of knowledge. But New York is, uh, squeezed beyond recognition. Connecticut, uh, the same. Rhode Island is a mere blip. Massachusetts is highly narrowed and, remarkably, Cape Cod is reflected as being part of Connecticut. So, a lot of re-organizing of the understanding of this part of the world was yet to come. But, uh, as a map, and as a piece of attractive propaganda for coming to this part of the New World, the Lotter map is hard to surpass. “Cartouche, in architecture, ornamentation in scroll form, applied especially to elaborate frames around tablets or coats of arms. By extension, the word is applied to any oval shape or even to a decorative shield, whether scroll-like in appearance or not.” Encyclopaedia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/art/cartouche Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.
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