Auction 113, Lot 362

"Terra Nova, ac Maris Tractus circa Novam Franciam, Angliam, Belgium, Venezuelam Novam Andalusiam, Guianam, Brasiliam - Terra Neuf, en de Custen van Nieu Vranckryck, Nieu Engeland, Nieu Nederland, Nieu Andalusia, Guiana en Venezuela", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Western Atlantic

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication: Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.2 x 19 inches
56.4 x 48.3 cm

Magnificent sea chart of the western Atlantic Ocean showing the coastlines of North America from Cape Charles Maryland to Newfoundland, the West Indies, and the northern coast of South America. Oriented by two compass roses with north to the left, the Azores and Cape Verde Islands are at the top of the map. It is richly decorated with two large cartouches (Latin and Dutch) surrounded by figures of explorers, natives, sea monsters and exotic animals. In the sea are sailing ships, including a raging sea battle, rhumb lines and compass roses.

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Condition: B

Sharp impression and fabulous original color. Faint toning on fold and 1/2" repaired tear at bottom fold.

Estimate: $1,900 - $2,200

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 12/7/2005

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