"Indiarum Occidentalium Tractus Littorales cum Insulis Caribicis ... Pascaert van Westindien ende Caribise Eylanden", Wit, Frederick de
Period: 1680 (circa)
Publication: Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas
Color: Black & White
22.5 x 19.3 inches
57.2 x 49 cm
This is one of the most beautifully engraved maps of the West Indies. It extends to show the coastline of North America nearly 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. Professional and near invisible repair of tear just to the right of centerfold.