"Carta particolare dell Mare e Isole scoperte dal Capitano Iacomo Maier Olandese nel 1617 con parte della nuoua Guine", Dudley, Robert (Sir)
Subject: South Pacific Ocean
Period: 1661 (circa)
Publication: Dell' Arcano del Mare
Color: Black & White
29.5 x 18.5 inches
74.9 x 47 cm
This simple but elegant map is from the first sea atlas based on Mercator's projection. The map covers the South Pacific islands discovered by Jacob le Maire on his voyage in 1616 and 1617. Dudley, a skilled mathematician and navigator, was exiled from England and settled in Florence where his atlas was published. The chart, beautifully engraved by Antonio Lucini, is embellished with a title cartouche, large compass rose and a sailing ship. Printed on two joined sheets, as issued.
Toned along joint, else very good.