"Mappa Aestivarum Insularum alias Bermudas Dictarum…", Cloppenburg, Johannes
Period: 1630 (published)
Publication: Atlas Sive Cosmographicae Meditationes…
Color: Hand Color
10.1 x 7.9 inches
25.7 x 20.1 cm
Lovely small map of Bermuda from this slightly larger format of Mercator’s Atlas Minor. The map is derived from the famous Norwood/Speed map of 1622. The various "tribes" are noted along with numerous settlements. Virginia appears to the northwest, Cape Cod is due north. Bermuda is shown twice on the map - once as the central feature, and a second time showing the island in relation to the coasts of North America and Hispaniola. A strapwork title cartouche and compass rose adorns the map. French text on verso. Title above upper neatline "Description des Isles Bermudas."
A sharp impression with a well repaired 1-1/2” tear in the upper right corner.