John Speed published this decorative map in his Prospect of the Most Famous Ports of the World. Sea monsters and ships occupy the uncharted oceans, and California appears as a huge island. The top panels show major cities in the New World, and the views along both sides are of natives in fanciful costumes. An elaborate title cartouche provides additional embellishment to this handsome map.
Measured 17 1/2″ x 23″