By: Renard / De Wit
Date: 1675 - 1715 (circa) Amsterdam
Dimensions: 22.25 x 19.5 inches (56.5 x 49.5 cm)
This is a stunning sea chart covering the Pacific Ocean from 45 degrees S. Latitude to 50 degrees N. Latitude. Featured in the top right portion of the map is the island of California as copied from Pieter Goos' Paskaerte van Nova Granada... 1666. Opposite California lies the island of Japan with an incomplete depiction of Hokkaido labeled "T Land Van Eso," just west of "Compagnies Lant," both of which can be credited to the discoveries of De Vries. Due south, important Dutch discoveries are noted on the northern coast of Australia, Carpentaria, New Guinea, Anthoni van Diemens Landt (Tasmania) and New Zealand.
The map is decorated with sailing ships, two compass roses, and sea battles all intertwined within an impressive network of rhumb lines. In the lower right corner is a most prominent title cartouche featuring a portrait of Magellan, four flying cherubs, and Neptune riding three seahorses guided by mermen with a female companion.
Condition: Map is in excellent condition with fine impressions and rich color. Hinge remnants remain on the verso, else very fine.
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