"Mappe-Monde pour Connoitre les Progres & les Conquestes les Plus Remarquables des Provinces-Unies, ainsy que celles des Compagnies d'Orient et d'Occident, et les Pais quelles Possedent dans l'un et dans l'autre Hemisphere", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Period: 1705 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18 x 13.2 inches
45.7 x 33.5 cm
Unusual double hemisphere map with California as an Island. Dutch text describes the expeditions and colonial possessions of the Dutch East India Company. The map originated in about 1670 and the plate was acquired by Chatelain who added the decorative elements, which include sailing ships, the Dutch crest, and a figure representing Europa seated inside a native fort.
References: Shirley #447.
A few minor creases, else clean and bright. Later color with a bit of bleed through on verso. Remnants of linen hinge tape on verso.