Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 38

"Carta Hydrographica oder Algemeine Welt und Commercien Carte Warinnen die Grosse Meer und Seen auch See Kusten, und fornehmbs te Laender, der Gantzen Welt, neben denen Schiffarthen nach West uud Oost Indien auch von dar Zurucke deutlich entworffen", Stridbeck/Bodenehr

Subject: World

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Black & White

9.1 x 5.9 inches
23.1 x 15 cm

An uncommon world map that shows the Dutch commercial interests in the East and West Indies. The map combines several cartographic myths including the island of California, the great southern landmass (here labeled Laender des Sud Pols), and an unnamed landmass situated between Asia and North America. Two ships decorate the map at the top with columns of Dutch text at sides. Within the map, the trade routes to and from the East and West Indies are traced.


Condition: A

Dark impression with full margins on hand laid paper with a large watermark. One small rust spot near the Caspian Sea, still very good. The map image is printed slightly askew to the paper.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/6/2007