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BLAEU, W. - Insulae Americanae in Oceanus Septentrionali cum Terris..

BLAEU, W. -  Insulae Americanae in Oceanus Septentrionali cum Terris..
BLAEU, W. - Insulae Americanae in Oceanus Septentrionali cum Terris..
Date: Amsterdam, 1644
Size: 378 x 518 mm.
Colouring: In attractive strong original colours.
Condition: Generally in very good condition. A good and dark impression. French text on verso.

Description

General map of the West Indies extending from Virginia to the mouth of the Orinoco, and destined to be copied in various shapes by many other publishers.
Title cartouche top left incorporates various marine fauna. This is a derivative of Hessel Gerritsz' chart of c. 1631. The nomenclature of the North American part is virtually identical, the only notable addition being the naming of VIRGINIA.
It reflects the first-hand knowledge of Gerritsz during his voyage to South America and the West Indies undertaken in 1628.
1,800€
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  • Reference N°: 45270
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