Auction 121, Lot 406

"Pascaerte van Brazil en Nieu Nederlandt van Corvo en Flores tot de Barbados…", Doncker, Henrick

Subject: Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1659 (circa)

Publication: De Zee-Atlas of Water-Waerelt

Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 17 inches
54.6 x 43.2 cm

Uncommon sea chart is the first edition of this map. It shows the area from Newfoundland to the northern coast of South America and across to the Azores and the Cape Verde islands in an unusual configuration derived from the Theunisz Jacobs chart of 1650, with north oriented to the left. Long Island is named as Gebroken lant, and New England is named as Nieu Nederlant, with no mention of the English colonial presence. The cartouche is surrounded by exotic denizens of the Americas, including a nearly nude native, armadillo, a turtle, a monkey and a parrot.

References: Burden #338.

Condition: B+

Nice impression on a double-thick sheet as is typical for sea charts of the period. A little irregular toning and some faint damp-staining, confined primarily to the margins. There is some abrasion along a printer's creases to the right of the centerfold.

Estimate: $800 - $1,100

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 9/26/2007