Stock Id :19279

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17th century map of the Americas

DE WIT, Frederick.

Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Americæ Descriptio.
Amsterdam, c.1675. Fine original colour. 500 x 585mm.

Lower centrefold repaired on verso.

A very fine map of the Americas, with two large cartouches, copied from Visscher's map but reversed, in full original colour, making this a very decorative item.
California is an island; El Dorado is marked next to Parime Lacus in South America; and the five Great Lakes appear for the first time on a Dutch map, although Superior and Michigan are open-ended in the west.
This example is from state three of seven, still with eleven galleons but before the addition of New Guinea and 'Terra Esonis'.

BURDEN: 465; McCLAUGHLIN: 49.
Stock ID : 19279

£1,750

£1,750

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Stock Id :19279

Download Image

17th century map of the Americas

DE WIT, Frederick.

Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Americæ Descriptio.
Amsterdam, c.1675. Fine original colour. 500 x 585mm.

Lower centrefold repaired on verso.

A very fine map of the Americas, with two large cartouches, copied from Visscher's map but reversed, in full original colour, making this a very decorative item.
California is an island; El Dorado is marked next to Parime Lacus in South America; and the five Great Lakes appear for the first time on a Dutch map, although Superior and Michigan are open-ended in the west.
This example is from state three of seven, still with eleven galleons but before the addition of New Guinea and 'Terra Esonis'.

BURDEN: 465; McCLAUGHLIN: 49.
Stock ID : 19279

£1,750

£1,750

Return To Listing