"Americae Descriptio", Cluver/Jansson
Subject: Western Hemisphere
Period: 1676 (circa)
Publication: Introductionis in Universam Geographicam
Color: Hand Color
8 x 5.5 inches
20.3 x 14 cm
A delicately engraved little map of the Americas prominently featuring the island of California and a strait to the north hinting at a Northwest Passage. The east coast of North America is also very incorrect with New England practically missing and there are no Great Lakes. Most of the Pacific Ocean is shown including the western coastline of New Zealand. Above Japan, the coasts of Esoand Comps. Land lie next to one of the many tiny ships that dot the seas. Native Americans and Europeans with trade goods surround the title cartouche.
References: Burden #470; McLaughlin #60.
Nice impression and color.