"Belgii Pars Septentrionalis communi nomine Vulgo Hollandia nuncupata Continens Statem Potentissimae Batavorum Reipublicae…", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Netherlands, New York and Southeast Asia
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm
Finely engraved and beautiful map of Holland with two insets of the Dutch commercial empire in America and Southeast Asia. The first is of Niew Neederland, the Dutch colony in present-day New York, and includes a miniature view of New Amsterdam (New York City). The other is of the East Indies with a similar view of the Dutch trading capital of Batavia (Jakarta). Another inset in the opposite corner details the Maas River valley. The map is filled with great detail. Neptune, putti, and mermaids surround the large title cartouche.
Original color. A few spots and surface soil. Damp stains in bottom corners of blank margins. Old paper repairs on bottom half of centerfold, which are sound but would benefit from replacement.