"Mappe-Monde Suivant les Nouvelles Observations…", Aa, Pieter van der
Period: 1710 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
11.8 x 8.7 inches
30 x 22.1 cm
Uncommon decorative world map in two hemispheres with vignettes symbolizing the four continents filling the corners. Title cartouche at top is balanced with an interesting representation of the world devoid of the oceans, as it would be seen from space. The map illustrates the routes of several sixteenth century explorers in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, including Magellan, Tasman, Chevalier de Chermont, Mendana and others. The western coastline of New Zealand is illustrated, along with parts of Australia and Tasmania. The entire northwest coast of North America is blank above the peninsular California. There is a remnant of the coastline that suggested a connection between North America and Asia on earlier maps; here with a notation concerning the discoveries of Vasco de Gamma. The eastern coast of Asia is truncated and a huge Terre d'Yeco forms the northern part of Japan.
Issued folding, now pressed. Bit of light soil, overall very good.