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A New and Accurate Map of the World

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Petavius, Dion; Walton, Robert; Speed, John
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1659
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 16 in x 21 in
Nomenclature: maps
Classification: cartography

Folding double-page engraved twin-hemisphere world map by Robert Walton after John Speed from Denis Pétau's History of the World (1659). This map by Walton is often mistaken as a map by Speed due to the similarities. According to the map's title, it was "drawne according to ye truest Descriptions latest discoveres and best observations have been made by English or Strangers."