"Novae Hispaniae, Chili, Peruviae, et Guatimalae Littorae", Wit, Frederick de
Subject: Central America & Northern South America
Period: 1675 (circa)
Publication: Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas
Color: Hand Color
22 x 19.2 inches
55.9 x 48.8 cm
This handsome sea chart focuses on Central America and the Pacific coast of South America extending to include northern Chili. It also includes part of the Caribbean with the Yucatan, Jamaica, the Caymans and parts of Cuba and Hispaniola. The magnificent title cartouche is filled with allegorical figures and the chart is embellished with rhumb lines, a fleet of galleons and two compass roses.
Lovely original color on watermarked paper with some offsetting and two small cracks caused by the oxidation of the green pigment that have been closed on verso with archival tape.