Nicolas Berey, The Americas Map, 1661

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Nicolas Berey, The Americas Map, 1661
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Carte de l'Amerique : corrigé, et augmenté, dessus toutes les autres cy devant. The Americas comprise the totality of the continents of North and South America. Together, they make up most of the land in Earth's western hemisphere and comprise the New World. The Americas extend 8,700 miles from north to south, the climate and ecology vary widely, from the arctic tundra of Northern Canada, Greenland, and Alaska, to the tropical rain forests in Central America and South America. Nicolas Berey (1610 - June 30, 1665 ) was a French engraver and publisher. Among his cartographic works is the Carte Generale de toutes les postes et traverses de France, published around 1640, with all the routes and stops of the postal services in France in the second quarter of the 17th century. In 1649 he issued a world map based on (and referring to) the world map of Jodocus Hondius from 1640. Carte generale de France et de ses nouuelles acquisitions. Paris, 1661. Includes inset of the north pole region, inset of the south pole region, text in margin surrounding map, and illustrations.