The two sheets can be found separately, in which case each sheet is slightly wider at 465 mm. A guideline can be found on the right- and left-hand sides respectively inside the margin up to which the other sheet is affixed. They were clearly engraved in such a manner that allowed both unification as a two-sheet map and individual usage, as can be shown by the graduation being on all four borders.
“The map does not appear to be derived from any one source and is certainly quite accurate in the region of the Gulf of St Lawrence. There seems to be greater access to English and Dutch material as opposed to that of French. The inland portions of Canada are quite inaccurate, but the coastal regions show some thought. The main areas of distortion are just north of Boston where the coast makes a large swing to the eastward. The Delaware Bay bears a distinctive southern shoreline, one which would be duplicated later by Johann Baptiste Homann.” (Burden).
This is an example of the second state, following what may well be a proof in which countless mountains and trees are omitted. Burden (1996-2007) 731; Kershaw (1993-98) nos. 319-21; Koeman (1967-70) III pp. 150-155 & 179 no. 93; Lemon (1987) p. 54; McCorkle (2001) no. 689.8; Morrison, Papenfuse, Bramucci & Janson-La Palme (1983) fig. 28; O’Dea (1971) p. 38 & fig. 36; Phillips (1909-) 3478 nos. 125-6.
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