"Paskaert van de Caribes Eylande, Nieuwelycks Oversien en van veel Foutein; Verbetert", Robijn (Robyn), Jacobus
Subject: Lesser Antilles and Northern South America
Period: 1687 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm
This is a very scarce sea chart of the Lesser Antilles from the southwestern shore of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico to the adjacent coastline of Venezuela. The chart is centered around a compass rose and is embellished with an interesting title cartouche that features Native Americans and trade goods. Jacobus Robijn acquired the published rights to the Zee-Spiegel and Zee-Atlas from the estate of Pieter Goos. In the latter part of the seventeenth century, he issued a number of pilot books and sea atlases, but produced only a few maps of his own.
Fine impression and great original color with wide original margins. There is an old paper repair of a small internal tear, just to the right of the centerfold near bottom. The tear is well closed and only noticeable on the verso.