By: John Ogilby
Date: 1671 (Published) London
Dimensions: 11 x 14.25 inches (28 cm x 36.2 cm)
This authentic antique map in French is by cartographer John Ogilby. Published in 1671, it depicts southern North America, Central America, Northern South America and the islands of the Caribbean. Coastal cities and ports are enumerated as are the names of even the smallest islands.
This is an outstanding map based on Hessel Gerritaz’ chart of 1631 and Blaeu’s map of 1634. The lovely title cartouche is a vignette depicting indigenous peoples and Europeans. The seas are embellished with rhumb lines, ships and compass roses. The lower right quadrant features indigenous peoples going about their daily lives.
Condition: This map is in B+ condition. Slight soiling on top and right edge. Offsetting on verso. Trimmed to the neat lines on the sides.
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