"Indiarum Occidentalium Tractus Littorales cum Insulis Caribicis ... Pascaert van Westindien ende Caribise Eylanden", Wit, Frederick de
Subject: Colonial America
Period: 1680 (circa)
Publication: Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas
Color: Hand Color
22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm
This is one of the most beautifully engraved maps of the West Indies extending to show the coastline of North America to New England. There is a wealth of navigational information including sandbanks and shoals. The chart is a masterpiece of decorative engraving with illustrations of sailing vessels, a compass rose and two elaborate title cartouches (Latin and Dutch), one showing cannibalism.
References: Burden #468.
Superb impression and original color. Faint damp stain at top that is unobtrusive and offset by the lovely impression and color.