"Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus", Montanus/Ogilby
Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean
Period: 1671 (published)
Color: Hand Color
14.2 x 11.2 inches
36.1 x 28.4 cm
Outstanding map of the West Indies that also incorporates the eastern coast of North America from the Chesapeake through the Gulf of Mexico, Central America and the northern coast of South America. The cartography is based on Hessel Gerritsz' chart of 1631 and Blaeu's map of 1634. The scenic title cartouche fills the North American continent and an equally graphic scale of miles cartouche fills the interior of South America, each surrounded by Native Americans and European merchants. The seas are embellished with rhumb lines, ships and compass roses.
Excellent impression wide original margins. A couple of short tears in the lower margin, well away from the map.